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Duluth, Minnesota / Cancer-Asbestos Link #26416

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 21, 1973
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(Studio) High asbestos concentration in Duluth, Minnesota, water supply. Quality control officials say fibers from Reserve Mining Company wastes. Environmental Protection Agency says fibers are health hazard and should be stopped.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Duluth, Minnesota) Liquid industry refuse pours into Lake Superior. Duluth's drinking water taken here. Has been proven that particular asbestos type in water causes cancer. Quality control officials examine tissue to see if cancer from asbestos present [Cancer Research spokesperson Dr. Irving SELIKOFF - believes asbestos is in tissue of Duluth population. Proven cancer results from asbestos.] Drinking water hazardous to life in Duluth.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Reporter(s):
Miller, Ron;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:03:30

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