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Assignment Earth (The Toxic Timebomb) #574355

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 12, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Don Oliver) Problem of illegal dumps for toxic material examined; details given of dangers to the public and cost of cleanup; scenes shown from illegal dumps in Ohio and Illinois. Environmental Protection Agency noted having no plan for locating these sites. [Representative Michael SYNAR - criticizes EPA.] Ohio officials noted aided by the Better Government Association in locating these dumps. [Illinois Environmental Protection Agency William CHILD - urges cleanup of these sites.] [EPA spokesman Chris HOLMES, David JONES - say there is not enough money to place every site on "superfund cleanup" list.] People reported losing confidence in the Environmental Protection Agency because of this situation.

Brokaw, Tom;
Oliver, Don

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