ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 20, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced.
(Chicago, Illinois) Proliferation of hazardous waste sites currently contaminating water, livestk. and humans noted; films, photos shown, statistics of situation noted. Explosion of storage site at Elizabeth, New Jersey, recalled. [EPA deputy administration Steffen PLEHN - comments.] Resource Conservation Recovery Act, new legislature taking effect this week and aimed at curbing hazardous waste situation, examined; details given. Specifics of new regulations outlined on screen; crux of act, the manifest system, discussed. [Environment Defense Fund spokesperson Dr. Joseph HIGHLAND, DuPont senior vice president William SIMERAL - state opposing views.] Opposition to construction of new dump sites noted. [Heard Cnty., Georgia, resident Chuck WADE, Georgia state representative J. Crawford WARE, Franklin, Georgia, resident Vernon HORN - comment.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase
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