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Special Assignment (Clean Water) #80945

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 03, 1983
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(Studio) EPA's estimate cost for water sewage plants meeting requirements of Clean Water Act noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Tar Creek, OK) Real and potential impact of toxic chemicals filtering into US drinking water examined. [Dr. Robert HARRIS - notes number potentially contaminated water supply systems.] Process by which toxic chemicals contaminate drinking supplies explained, illustrated on screen. No. wells shut down due to problem throughout the nation and their locations listed on screen. [National Well Water Association spokesperson Dr. Jay LEHR - cites role of ignorance in contaminating ground water.] [EPA assistant administration Frederic EIDSNESS - defs. law.] Connecticut plant's unwitting contamination of ground water cited as example; details given. [Faria Corporation president David BLACKBURN - notes severity of problem.] Impact on area residents described. [Mr. and Mrs. Donnell HAMILTON - comment on psychological aspect.] Pollution of surface and ground water in OK region discussed. [OK Water Resources Bd. spokesperson John MOTT - wants problem eliminated before it gets out of hand.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Peterson, Roger;
Reynolds, Frank

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