CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 06, 1978
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(Studio) Federal officials' alert to grain elevator operators with regard to safety at elevators, to avert disasters such as those at New Orleans and Galveston, Texas, recently, noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Westwego, LA) Report on OSHA safety alert to elevator operators. Details given with regard to explosive nature of grain dust, Environmental Protection Agency air pollution regulations that cause it to be collected and request by some operators to Environmental Protection Agency to relax standards due to explosion possibilities. Mtg. of industry leaders on Wednesday in DC, at National Grain and Feed Association, to write own alert noted. Operators' earlier complaints with regard to government interference in industry, by EPA, OSHA and Agriculture Department, cited. [Cargill, Incorporated, spokesperson Robert HUBBARD - thinks grain industry shares feelings with other inds. with regard to OSHA overregulation.] [OSHA spokesperson Eula BINGHAM - thinks regulation came about due to incidents such as recent ones and there's no alternative.] OSHA inspection of wrecked Continental Grain Company elevator in Westwego, LA, day after explosion, noted.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner