Environment: Industry Talks Back

U.S. industry is apparently fed up with taking the blame in silence for a host of environmental problems. Last week spokesmen for two of the most blamed industries talked back:

» In Washington, Sherman R. Knapp, president of the Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc., denounced "sudden hysteria" over the environmental impact of nuclear power plants. While conceding that the nation's 17 existing "nukes" discharge heat (he said low-level radiation is under control), Knapp declared that "there is not a single case of thermal emission seriously damaging the ecology." He particularly decried conservationists' lawsuits that...

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