CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 08, 1979
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(Studio) House Education and Labor Committee's investigation into threat posed to school children by asbestos noted. Use of asbestos after World War II described.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Details given about controversy over asbestos in school bldgs. Discovery of loose, flaking asbestos material in schools of Howell Twp., New Jersey, given as example [Department of Health, Education and Welfare spokesperson Dr. David RALL - recommends removal of asbestos material in worst condition.] [Johns-Manville Corporation spokesperson Dr. James LEINWEBER - says levels in school bldgs. shows no evidence of health hazard.] [Yale Univ. Med. School researcher Dr. Robert SAWYER - comments.] Environmental Protection Agency program for states' vol. survey of schools for asbestos noted. Possible legislature outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
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