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Environment: Industrial Toxic Waste / EPA Report #587058

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 15, 1992
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(Studio: Jane Pauley) Environmental Protection Agency estimate of the percentage of sewage systems that have been lax in enforcing government rules with regard to toxic waste reported.

(Washington: Robert Hager) Unpublished Environmental Protection Agency report on the number of US workplaces that dump more toxic waste than permitted into sewage systems featured; details given; scenes shown of the aftermath of the April sewer gas explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico. Number of US workplaces that have permission to dispose of pre-treated industrial waste through public sewers noted; diagram shown to illustrate how toxic waste is passed through sewage plants. [Natural Resources Defense Council Jessica LANDMAN - notes high rate of noncompliance.] Photo shown of aftermath of sewer system explosion 11 years ago in Louisville, Kentucky.

Reporter(s):
Hager, Robert;
Pauley, Jane
Duration:
00:02:00

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