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Love Canal / Chemical Wastes #263206

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 17, 1979
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(Studio) Evacuation of Love Canal area near Niagara Falls and new chgs against Hooker Chemical Company reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Niagara Falls, New York) 1974 Hooker Chemical report revealing lack of environmental monitoring program and company's discharge of carcinogenic compounds and toxic chemical wastes into atmosphere and sewage system of Niagara Falls detailed; chemicals involved listed. Report quoted on screen with regard to working conditions. Publicizing of report by former employee Michael Bayliss noted. [BAYLISS - comments on hazards at plant.] Bayliss' claims with regard to company policy not to inform employees of dangers they were exposed to and Hooker's denial stated; details given. [MAN - notes danger of job.] [Hooker vice president Bruce DAVIS - comments.] Conflict between Hooker's denial and union official's claim of continued employee exposure to dangerous conditions noted. Dioxin mentioned.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Cronkite, Walter;
Shepard, Gary

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