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Focus (Converting Military Bases) #635183

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 04, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Dan Lothian) The problems in converting surplus military bases to civilian uses examined; details given of base contamination issues that have delaying the turnover to the community. [Environmentalist Saul BLOOM - says millions are being wasted on the cleanup.] [Senator Dianne FEINSTEIN - says the transition for the bases has been painful.] [EPA Keith TAKADA - says the bases have radiation and unexploded ordinance; explains why studies are needed.] Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco cited as an example of cleanup problems; scenes shown. [Navy Environmental Compliance Paul YAROSCHAK - says things could be done better and quicker.]

Lothian, Dan;
Seigenthaler, John

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