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Special Assignment (Acid Rain: Poison From The Skies.) #66054

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 18, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Adirondack State Park) Scope of Mt. Saint Helens' ash fallout recalled; films shown. Pollutants emitted by industry and autos, and returning to earth in form of acid rain named; phenomenon examined in detail. Impact of acid rain on Adirondacks' fish life noted. [New York department of conservation spokesperson Martin PFEIFFER - comments.] No. of dead lakes in region shown on map; national scope of acid rain illustrated. Majority of acid rain reported emanating from Ohio River valley; details given. [Oil Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson James McAVOY - comments.] [US Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson Doug. COSTLE - says power plants in general are crux of problem; elaborates.] [Consolidation Coal spokesperson William POUNDSTONE - responds.] Utilities noted funding source studies at present; details given. [Elec. Power Research Institution spokesperson Dr. Rene MALES - comments.] [COSTLE - comments.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Jarriel, Tom;
Peterson, Roger

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