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Pesticides / DDT #199022

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 27, 1968
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(Studio) Conservation becomes major emphasis. Pesticides big concern. DDT being assailed in WI.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Madison, WI) DDT on trial. Dangers set forth. [State University of New York Charles WURSTER - says compound uncontrollable.] Birds die after DDT use. Even penguins have DDT in bodies. Film shown. Lake Michigan salmon suffer. Agricultural Chemicals Association argument given. [WURSTER - questioned by Louis McLean, responds.] Orchard growers, farmers, opposed anti-DDT position. Environmental Defense Fund supports movement [EDF Victor YANNACONE - explains position.] [MACLEAN - explains position.] DDT defenders cite United States Agriculture Department surveys with regard to pesticide contamination. [MACLEAN - refers to Agriculture Department reports.] [YANNACONE - notes importance of Wisconsin case.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Reasoner, Harry;
Schakne, Robert

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