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CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 31, 1978
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(Studio) Report on chemical threat in Michigan.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Battle Creek, Michigan) Michigan dairymen's problems due to PBB incident at Michigan Farm Bureau feed mill in 1974 described. Destruction of cattle in hopes of settling major part of problem noted; PBB now being found in new herds. Situation of Fred Halbert cited as example [HALBERT - notes it seems this problem can't be solved.] Statements on present situation by state agriculture department and researchers reported; Halbert's farm is only state-confirmed source of recontamination. Ongoing tests noted.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Cronkite, Walter

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