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Workers Exposed To Cancer Agents #251661

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 26, 1977
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(Studio) Govt. hasn't informed 74,000 workers of their exposure to cancer causing agents.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Muskegan, Michigan) Lakeway Chemicals, Incorporated producer of benzidine, cited. Company ceased production of product, and after 5 years tried to contact 79 exposed workers. [Company Vice President Larry ZADONICK - can't explain delay.] Harold pitcher, bladder cancer victim, claims he was not contacted. [PITCHER - relates experience.] Pitcher brings lawsuit. Company screening program has detected 2 more cases. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health inspects personnel records of Young Analine Company, Baltimore firm supplied benzidine by Lakeway. Lakeway conts. producing cancer-causing chemicals; claims observance of government regulations.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter

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