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Special Ret. / Potato Beetle #285728

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 05, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(S. Florida) Special report concerns consequences of eliminating Colorado potato beetle with chemical Temik; efforts of scientists Dan Wartenberg and Ted Goldfarb to monitor situation noted. [WARTENBERG and GOLDFARB - explain chemical's threat to humans.] Temik's use and chemical process illustrated in diagrams. [Attorney Michael KENNEDY - claims Union Carbide is more damaging than potato beetle.] [Union Carbide vice president Jack McWHIRTER - denies Temik is threat to humans.] [KENNEDY - responds.] [GOLDFARB - elaborates on company's action.] [McWHIRTER - responds.] Union Carbide's reasons for discontinuing Temik on Long Island outlined; concern by Florida officials on chemical's use there noted.
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

Moyers, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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