• Short Summary

    The Californian desert of Palm Springs -- long the retreat of rich Americans -- is being faced by the big-city problem of smog.

  • Description

    The Californian desert of Palm Springs -- long the retreat of rich Americans -- is being faced by the big-city problem of smog.

    The local county authorities have begun to broadcast smog alerts on television. Public meetings are being held and some residents are talking about moving away to find cleaner air.

    There is no heavy industry in Palm Springs; most of the pollution seems to be caused by the cars of the people who visit or live in the city.

    SYNOPSIS: People have been going to the California resort of Palm Springs for years to enjoy the relaxed desert atmosphere.

    Many old people, some with breathing problems, have settled to spend their last years in its clean air. Palm Springs has also become a holiday playground for the rich and famous. But the idyllic life is threatened.

    There have been three major smog alerts in the past three weeks. The city authorities want the government to declare Palm Springs a disaster area. Residents are increasingly worried about the smog.

    Nevertheless, building is booming. Apartment blocks and houses are being pushed up throughout the city. The selling point is still the charm of the desert, although there are signs that Palm Springs may not be able to cope with the results of growth.

    Residents are voicing their concern at a series of public meetings, some of which are broadcast live by a local television station.

    There is no heavy industry in Palm Springs to cause the pollution. Some say it drifts from as far away as Los Angles but scientists reject this theory. It seems clear that most of the smog is caused by the came and trucks which clog the roads of the city.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3XMMXC3E5T1YVRY3RB8EDHCBN
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XMMXC3E5T1YVRY3RB8EDHCBN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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