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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 19, 1975
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(Studio) National Cancer Institute studies chemicals to see if they cause cancer. Med. and environmental leaders hold conference in Chicago, Illinois, on dangerous chemical.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Illinois) Salmon caught in Great Lakes contaminated with industry chemical, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB). It causes cancer in laboratory animals and hard to dispose of. It resists chemical break-down. PCB was used widely in manufactured products. PCB resistant to heat, fire and explosion, and that's valuable to industry PCB waste of 1960's now entering human food chain.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

(WI) Animals at University Wisconsin fed food with PCB amts. [Dr. James ALLEN - cites potential carcinogenic effect. More research needed.]
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

(No location given) Monsanto Corporation only mass-marketer of PCB. [Monsanto Corporation William PAPAGEORGE - believes limited uses of PCB offers benefits that upset occasional accident.] [EPA administration Russell TRAIN - says agency lacks power to cope with PCB problems.]
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

(Illinois) To take years to reduce amount of PCB in environment.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy

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