ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 22, 1972
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recalls New England shellfish potentially infected by red tide, an algae on which shellfish feed.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Boothbay Harbor, ME) Lab. rat shown reacting with convulsions, death to injection of red tide. Shellfish industry forced to shut down, with grave econ. effects. [Alfred POLK - says packing company will go out of business.] Elmer Morris destroys clams he bought from diggers. Lobsters and crabs are safe to eat, as they feed differently from clams, mussels, and scallops, but people fear to eat them. Seafood restaurants suffer. Federal grants requested.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker
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