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Agent Orange #257037

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 23, 1978
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(Studio) Defoliation of Vietnam jungles by use of Agent Orange and charges of lasting effects on human beings exposed to it reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Film of spraying shown. Vietnam birth defects, blamed on defoliant, said checked by scientists and discounted by Defense Department 30 claims said filed by United States vets. with Chicago Veterans Administration office, claiming damage by Agent Orange. Cases of Michael Adams, Milton Ross, and a secretary stationed in Vietnam cited. Dioxin said deadly agent in defoliant. Experiments with regard to dioxin reported Dr. James Allen findings noted. [Biologist Barry COMMONER - maintains possibility of high risk from exposure.] Veterans Administration investigations said continuing. [Veterans Administration Jerome PECKARSKY - explains Veterans Administration efforts in investigation.] Full scale tests, similar to those with regard to troop exposure to nuclear test fallout, said being urged.
REPORTER: Bill Curtis (BBM-TV Chicago)

Cronkite, Walter

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