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California / Fruit Fly #278242

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 13, 1981
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(Studio) Court battle over California plans for aerial spraying to eradicate Mediterranean fruit fly reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Palo Alto, California) Extent of infestation outlined; fears of some over planned spraying of malathion noted. [Project director Jerry SCRIBNER - notes threats of anti-spraying demonstrations.] Instructions to area residents recalled. [PEOPLE - comment on spraying plans.] Red Cross said establishing evacuation ctrs.; efforts of officials to ease fears over pesticide described. Use of malathion in New Orleans, Louisiana, for several years to control mosquitoes discussed. [Mosquito control spokesperson Ed BORDES - doesn't anticipate problems if pesticides are used as instructed.] [Judge Bruce ALIEN - says there won't be aerial spraying until he's satisfied plan is valid and safe.] Concern over possible federal quarantine on all California produce noted.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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