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American Agenda (Environment: Fish In Great Lakes) #124673

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 11, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(On shores of Lake Michigan: Ned Potter) Toxic nature of fish in the Great Lakes featured; scenes shown; details given of contamination of these waters and of medical problems resulting from eating these fish. [Fisherman Ray HACKETT - says something is getting into fishes' ecosystem.] [Fisherman Ray SANDERS - says he would not eat these fish.] [National Wildlife Federation Mark VAN PUTTEN - describes risks.] Extent of sport fishing in Great Lakes and fact that people eat these fish noted. [Biologist Dr. Jack VALLENTYNE - says toxic blood can be found in children.] [Wayne State University Dr. Sandra JACOBSON - describes medical problems of babies born to women who ate fish.] Opposition from charter fishermen to medical warnings detailed. [Charter captain Jim BUTTERBRODT - says people ask about the fish.] [VALLENTYNE - responds.] Issue of chemical dumping into lakes cited.

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned

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