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New York-Exxon Legal Battle #88568

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 12, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(New York) Legal dispute between New York state and Exxon over oil company's free use of Hudson R. water for sale in Aruba examined; background to issue explained. [New York attorney general Robert ABRAMS - feels Exxon should pay for water it took.] Environment monitor John Cronin's discovery that Exxon was depositing several chemicals into Hudson River along with salt water prior to taking on fresh water noted; chemicals involved listed on screen. Several towns noted taking their drinking water from Hudson. [CRONIN - notes area didn't invest time and money cleaning up river to have it despoiled by Exxon.] Exxon's response to Abram's allegations quoted on screen.
REPORTER: Sheryl McCarthy

Donaldson, Sam;
McCarthy, Sheryl

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