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Energy Bill / Conference Committee / Insulation Studies #249407

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 11, 1977
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(Studio) Completion of 2nd part of energy bill by congress conference committee and inclusion of most of President Carter's proposals detailed. Section of bill passed earlier, with regard to grants and loans for home insulation, and problems for those planning to insulate, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Report on studies of insulation industry, possible overpricing and fire hazards in installation, being made by FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and Consumer Products Safety Commission [FTC chairperson Michael PERTSCHUK - cites exs. of how consumers are being misled by industry] Safety Commission probe of safety issue involved cited; ind. statements that some cellulose insulation now being sold may not be fire retardant noted. [Safety Commission spokesperson John BYINGTON - notes concern isn't with long-time businesses with quality control, but with new businesses without it.] Other hazards being checked include risks of fiberglass and foam insulation; alleged cancer risk from fiberglass noted.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard

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