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PBB Contamination / Michigan Farmers #245343

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 12, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Michigan livestk. contaminated by polybroninated biphenyl (PBB).
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hersey, Michigan) Louis Trombley sure his dairy herd contaminated by PBB. He decides to kill cattle and bury then rather than put then on market Fed. Farm Hone Admin. representative gave Trombley letter blocking kill because government loaned him $35,000 with cattle as collateral. [TROMBLEY - says cattle will not go to dinner tables.] 3 years ago, highly toxic fire retardant, PBB, mistakenly mixed with animal feed. Farmers say millions of cattle, poultry and sheep sick and dying. Govt. says animals have too little PBB in them to hurt then or humans. [Trombley's attorney Paul GREER - says Trombley bankrupt. Cites next financial steps unless he's helped.] [Farmer Oho MILLER - says can't let public get meat from his cattle.] Miller lost $100,000 so far. Michigan farmers want answers or help from government
REPORTER: Sharron Lovejoy

Cronkite, Walter;
Lovejoy, Sharron

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