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Special Assignment (Acid Rain: Poison From The Skies) #66074

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 19, 1980
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(Studio) Rel. between coal and acid rain and extent of problem noted.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) No. of lakes in Adirondacks killed by acid rain mentioned; explanation given. International scope of environmental disaster, include dead lakes in Sweden, Canada and crumbling artifacts in Greece, outlined; films shown. [Natural Resources Defense Council spokesperson Richard AYRES - comments.] Possible environment and social impact from pressure to use more coal detailed; acid rains effect on Wisconsin lakes examined. [WI Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Robert MARTINI - comments.] [WI director of tourism Don WOODRUFF - notes extent of problem.] Methods of cutting amount of acid rain discussed; Ohio based American Elec. Power's support of washed coal noted. [WOODRUFF - comments on having best documented disaster in history.] [Ohio Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson James McAVOY - comments.] Problem faced by Environmental Protection Agency in ordering ntnwide. cleanup mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Reporter(s):
Jarriel, Tom;
Peterson, Roger
Duration:
00:04:50

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