CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1978
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(Studio) Air Force offer of apts. at Lockport, New York, base to families being evacuated from Love Canal section of Niagara Falls, New York, because of poison chemical leak there reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Niagara Falls, New York) Blood tests being taken from residents of chemical leakage area noted; high incidence of miscarriages and birth defects in area mentioned. [New York health department spokesperson Dr. Laverne CAMPBELL - lists conditions tests may reveal.] State orders for pregnant women and young children to be moved from area outlined. [New York transportation department spokesperson Joseph FOGARTY - talks to evacuees about moving costs.] Other residents' demands that they also be evacuated reported [Antoinette ZANATIAN - states concern about health of others in area when excavation of dump begins.] [Mary HEENEY - can't imagine why anyone would buy one of these homes.] CBS News' confirmation of Hooker Chemical Company's disclaimer clause in deeds to land around chemical dump reported Concerns about possible contamination of Niagara River stated.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard
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