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Massachusetts / Childhood Leukemia #285635

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 28, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Fairhaven, Massachusetts) John DeBarros said 1 of 4 children here suffering from leukemia in 5 year period; situation examined in detail. [Mother, June DeBARROS - notes horror of situation.] Statistical odds against such occurrence mentioned. Frankie Silvia said only child to die so far. [Debra SILVIA - comments on son's case.] Only common denominator said city park, formerly industry dumping ground. [Judy TONASON - doesn't think health problem was created deliberately.] [Massachusetts board of health toxicologist Elaine KRUEGER - notes unusualness of case.] Analysis of air said next step. [Epidemiologist John CUTLER - notes past failures at investigating leukemia clusters.] [DeBARROS - thinks officials are avoiding implications of situation.] John DeBarros noted idolizing football player Walter Payton. [Debra SILVIA - comments.]
REPORTER: Steve Young

Schieffer, Bob;
Young, Steve

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