NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 26, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) Defense Department contractor American Elec. Corporation reported selling PCB contaminated oil to asphalt firm illegally. [Asphalt manager Bill LINDLER - feels he and employees have been harmed and exposed to great danger by handling PCB contaminated material.] Suit by Dickerson asphalt company against American Elec. and Defense Department noted. [Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson Dr. John TODHUNTER - wants legal action against American Elec.] American Elec. president Max Cobb quoted on screen with regard to allegations; company said seeking PCB incinerator site in Honduras. [Natural Resources Defense Council spokesperson Jacob SCHERR - notes American firms' search for underdeveloped nation willing to accept contaminated material for profit.] Details of American Elec. arrangement with Honduras outlined; Honduran government reported claiming minister's signature on document is fake, warranting criminal investigation.
REPORTER: James Polk