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Michigan / PBB Contamination #281126

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 18, 1982
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(Studio) 1973 contamination of Michigan food by PBB recalled; Environmental Protection Agency reported announcing settlement with chemical company for cleanup.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Lansing, Michigan) Mass destruction of cattle in 1973 following discovery of feed contaminated by PBB recalled; films shown. Environmental Protection Agency announcement today of Velsicol Chemical Corp.'s agreement to clean up dump site noted. [Corporation vice president John RADEMACHER - claims company acted swiftly.] Fine possibly levied against Velsicol had it not cleaned up sites noted. [EPA administration Valdas ADAMKUS - thinks company took financial wise course.] Criticism of EPA's slowness in assessing nation's worst dump sites outlined.
REPORTER: Derrick Blakely

Blakely, Derrick;
Rather, Dan

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