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(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
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