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In Depth (Water Contamination) #742289

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 20, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Salem, New Hampshire: Chip Reid) The provision in the proposed energy bill before Congress that shields oil companies from lawsuits over an additive, MTBE, that may pollute ground water and cause cancer examined; details given about a lawsuit brought by the state of New Hampshire against oil companies. [New Hampshire attorney general Peter HEED†- says oil companies should contribute to the cleanup.] [Senator Charles SCHUMER – call the provision “horrible.”] [Energy lobbyist Scott SIEGEL‡- says MTBE is not a public health problem.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Reid, Chip

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