CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 06, 1979
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(Studio) Report on discovery of Love Canal Homeowners Association with regard to improvements in health of those who moved away from area of chemical dumping. New threat involving same company that dumped chemicals at Love Canal noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Niagara, New York) 1976 Seveso, Italy, disaster after chemical plant explosion caused cloud of gas containing dioxin to spread over area described; film shown. Possible amount of dioxin buried at Hyde Park chemical dump in Niagara, New York, reported; dump said owned by Hooker Chemicals Company which also dumped chemicals in Love Canal. Attempts to keep more water from seeping into dumping ground noted. Bloody Run Creek's route from under Niagara Univ. and into Niagara River, which in turn runs into Lake Ontario, water source for several cities include Toronto. Discovery of dioxin in sediment in creek reported [Hooker Chemicals Company spokesperson Bruce DAVIS - comments.] [New York state health commissioner Dr. David AXELROD - comments.] Respiratory problems brought on by other substances found in creek described; case of family of Fred Armagost given as example [ARMAGOST - comments.] Investigation into reports of illnesses at factories on edge of Hyde Park dump cited. [Factory worker Robert FARRELL - describes illnesses in plant.] [Worker Steve FITZGIBBON - comments.] [DAVIS - comments on correcting problem.] Environmental Protection Agency consideration of court action with regard to Hyde Park dump noted. City of Niagara's lawsuit against Hooker Chemicals reported.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard
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