× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Mediterranean Sea / Pollution #558602

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 06, 1987
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Athens, Greece: Jim Bittermann) Mediterranean's increase man-made pollution and surrounding countries' growing awareness of immediacy of problem examined; scenes shown. [Italian pop singer Lucio DALLA - (in Italian) sings about Mediterranean.] Geological formation contributing to problem explained, illustrated. [Mine geologist Jose Ignazio MANTECA - explains Spanish mine's decision to dump waste into sea.] Diver Alexis Papadopolos' findings on pollution's destruction of Greek sponge beds noted. Impact on fishing industry said illustrated by percentage of fish imported for Mediterranean countries' consumption. Population's reaction to notices of contaminated beaches cited; resulting diseases listed. [UN Environment Program dir. Aldo MANOS - notes increase awareness of need to act.] Marseille, France, solution mentioned.

Bittermann, Jim;
Utley, Garrick

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.