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House / Tris Hearing #251994

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 13, 1977
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(Studio) House committee conts. hearings with regard to flame retardant chemical Tris.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Representatives of Velsicol Corp., makers of Tris, testify to committee ; say they stopped selling chemical in February Committee members say should have stopped possibly early as 1975, when tests indicated Tris causes tumor growth. [Albert GORE, Junior - asks if it bothered company execs. to know of possible dangers.] [Company representative Dr. Frank DANIHER - says company questioned tests results.] [Andrew MAGUIRE - regards companies lack of action as irresponsible.] Company officials say chemical sales stopped as soon as they were convinced it was hazardous.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard

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