CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 1978
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(Studio) Offers of aid to families in Love Canal district of Niagara Falls, New York, from state, federal and local officials in problems created by chemical seepage in area reported; Hooker Chemical Company's offers also noted. Controversy over who proposed development of area stated.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Niagara Falls, New York) New York state officials' plans to evacuate all residents on both sides of canal site noted. [New York social services department spokesperson John ZALUCKI - says all area families will be evacuated and homes bought from them.] Hooker Chemical and Plastics Company position in matter stated. [Hooker spokesperson Bruce DAVIS - says company acceded to Niagara Falls board of education pressure to sell dump site and did so reluctantly. Says board was told of danger. Reports that deed transfers all responsibility for harm from site to board of education.] Inability to confirm Hooker's story so far cited.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard
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