NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 23, 1983
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(Studio) Allegations against EPA's lack of action in cleanup of Stringfellow, California, toxic waste site noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Glen Avon, California) Threat of carcinogenic waste water to town of Glen Avon from Stringfellow Acid Pits examined; background to situation explained. [RESIDENTS - complain.] Probability that plume of toxic waste water will reach town's drinking supply within 2 years noted. [Health services department spokesperson Thomas E. BAILEY - hopes to contain plume.] [Concerned Neighbors in Action spokesperson Penny NEWMAN - is concerned about families.] [EPA spokesperson William HEDEMAN - hopes for public involvement in superfund program.] Hedeman said acknowledging EPA's internal chaos was factor in delayed cleanup of site.
REPORTER: Don Oliver