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Kepone / Senate Study #242536

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 23, 1976
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(Studio) 76 workers and families suffered effects from pesticide, Kepone, in 1975.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Mrs. Thurmond Dykes said traces of Kepone found in blood of infant born after husband left Life Science Products. [DYKES - says was told he would get shakes at work. Missed a lot of work.] [Don. FITZGERALD - says management said everyone shook because of Kepone, but it wasn't anything to worry about.] Questions of corporation responsibility raised. [EPA Admin. Russell TRAIN - says legislature changes can't provide protection against willful acts by people who have most knowledge of effects of acts.i [Senator Patrick LEAHY - asks if plant president ever talked to workers.i [President Life Science Products William MOORE - says this not brought to his attention Says he's vitally concerned.]
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Hopewell, Virginia) Moore's company inherited Kepone plant from Allied Chem. and operated it for them.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(DC) [President Allied Chemicals agriculture division, G.C. MATTHIESEN - says if had known of health damage, would have brought necessary authorities to bear.] Allied says not sure what happened in Hopewell; Senator inquiry resumes next week
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter

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