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Love Canal #270653

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 1980
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(Studio) Discovery of chromosome damage to some residents of Love Canal, New York, recalled; seizure of 2 federal officials last night by irate residents reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Niagara Falls, New York) Hostage incident examined; films shown. [Barbara QUIMBY - comments.] Additional information on nerve damage to residents here reported revealed. [Dr. Beverly PAIGEN - discusses findings.] Residents said hoping to be evacuated by government after discovery of chromosome damage; conflict now over who will review chromosome study noted. [Biogenics Corporation spokesperson Dr. Dante PICCIANO - says an impasse has been reached in selection of review committee ] Biogenics reported forming own review committee
REPORTER: Richard Wagner (WIVB-TV newstape)

(Studio) Officials held hostage reported told to leave town by their superiors; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:30

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