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Asbestos #283965

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 28, 1982
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(Studio) Widespread use of asbestos in the past recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Montreal, Canada) Harvey Hewitt's suit against asbestos mfrs. due to terminal cancer resulting from exposure to material discussed; his death announced. Films shown. Current number of asbestos lawsuits outlined on screen. [Victim's attorney Thomas TAFT - thinks number cases could paralyze United States judicial system.] Special medical tests noted given long-term asbestos installers and their wives; possible outcome of suits considered. [John BALDWIN - thinks legislature is only answer to solve asbestos claims.] Details of proposed legislature outlined. [Keene Corp. Glenn BAILEY - pushes for such legislature] [TAFT - explains opposition to aforementioned legislature] [Dr. Irving SELIKOFF - predicts increase in asbestos-related deaths.] International symposium dealing with dangers of asbestos noted; implications of situation for courts and government considered.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Tucker, Lem
Duration:
00:03:50

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