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Scientific Advances and Dangers / Chemical Uses / Radiation #256377

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 14, 1978
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(Studio) Report on items exhibiting dangers as well as advantages to scientific advances: spread of poison fumes in tannery in Chicago; and House hearing on cancer-causing substances in foods.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Testimony of General Accounting Office spokesperson with regard to possibly widespread contamination of food supply detailed. Questions of Representative Henry Waxman with regard to use of pesticide on raisins, noted. [WAXMAN - cites National Cancer Institute report that residue chemical on raisins causes cancer. Asks why it's not banned, according to Delaney clause in law.] [General Accounting Office spokesperson Robert CHAMBERS - says if Delaney clause applied literally, food supply would be banned.] Testimony of EPA spokesperson with regard to campaign to identify hazardous pesticides in foods given. [Representative Andrew MAGUIRE - says public can have no confidence that it's being protected and that Environmental Protection Agency record is miserable.] [EPA spokesperson Steven JELLINEK - agrees with statement with regard to Environmental Protection Agency record and says change being attempted.]
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Testimony of medical statistician to House subcommittee with regard to dangers of radiation, particularly in form of X-rays used indiscriminately by physicians, reported Statistician's comments with regard to X-rays for detection of breast cancer noted. In another report with regard to chemical usage, weathermen investigating south California rainstorm last week cited as having discovered that flood control officials had seeded clouds on same day as one of worst storms struck area.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Details with regard to flood control officials' seeding of clouds in mount above Los Angeles given. [Flood control engineer Curt ESCHELBY - would do same again.] Reactions of others to reports of seeding noted. [Los Angeles cnclman. Bob RONKA - says there's no real control of cloud seeding and feels initial reports with regard to situation incredible and disturbing.]
REPORTER: Miriam Bjierre

Reporter(s):
Bjierre, Miriam;
Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard
Duration:
00:05:00

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