• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 1400 VOLUNTEERS BEGAN A MASSIVE CLEAN-UP OF A SECTION OF THE WATERFRONT OF LAKE GENEVA ON SATURDAY (4 APRIL).

  • Description

    MORE THAN 1400 VOLUNTEERS BEGAN A MASSIVE CLEAN-UP OF A SECTION OF THE WATERFRONT OF LAKE GENEVA ON SATURDAY (4 APRIL).

    THE MOVE TO CLEAN-UP THE LAKE FRONT COMES AS WORLD CONCERN MOUNTS OVER LAND, AIR AND SEA POLLUTION AND GOVERNMENTS AND PRIVATE ORGANISATION ARE BEING URGED TO RECLAIM DERELICT AND WASTE LAND, PARTICULARLY FOR RECREATION AND WILD LIFE. THE LAKE GENEVA PROJECT IS ONLY ONE OF MANY BEING PLANNED FOR THIS YEAR -- DUBBED "EUROPEAN CONSERVATION YEAR."
    THE SWISS ATTACK ON RUBBISH WAS PRIMARILY DESIGNED TO SPRUCE UP AN EIGHT MILE (FIVE KILOMETRES) SECTION OF THE LAKE FRONT. THE VOLUNTEERS WERE AIDED BY SEVERAL UNITS OF THE SWISS ARMY AND HAD AT THEIR DISPOSAL 15 TRUCKS AND 30 BOATS.

    THEY COLLECTED SEVERAL TONS OF REFUSE WHICH WAS EITHER BURNED OR HAULED AWAY IN LORRIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8CXWZJQOA5711G1JZ5GO7L0VL
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CXWZJQOA5711G1JZ5GO7L0VL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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