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Ten O'Clock News; Water supply, Quabbin Reservoir

11/12/1986

Eastern Massachusetts demand is too much for the water supply from the Quabbin Reservoir. Conservation measures are being taken, mainly in stopping leaks from the pipes used to transport the water. The Water Resources Authority is seeking an alternative supply for Boston area water, which may include the Sudbury river. Environmentalist argue against the idea. Massachusetts Environmental Affairs Secretary James Hoyte says they're keeping the option open. Additional story on the Merrimack River, it's possible use as an alternative water supply, and the debate over that decision.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Water supply, Quabbin Reservoir

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976

Duration

00:08:14

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Massachusetts -- Politics and government
Environmental protection
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Water supply, Quabbin Reservoir,” 11/12/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DA7EC1A48A1C4351AA41A5BB27CE3ACF.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Water supply, Quabbin Reservoir.” 11/12/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DA7EC1A48A1C4351AA41A5BB27CE3ACF>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Water supply, Quabbin Reservoir. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DA7EC1A48A1C4351AA41A5BB27CE3ACF
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