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Missouri / Dioxin #286415

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 14, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Times Beach, Missouri) Current status of dioxin contamination here and efforts to remedy situation examined; films shown. Recent floods in region recalled. [Resident Audrey Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere - notes psychological impact.] [Senator Thomas EAGLETON - notes implications of Love Canal repeat.] Environmental Protection Agency noted investigating possible dioxin poisoning at 83 sites in Missouri; details outlined on screen. [EPA spokesperson Morris KAY - won't speculate.] [Governor Christopher BOND - asks legislature for cleanup money; notes potential for public hysteria.] Original source of dioxin, a Verona pharmaceutical plant, examined. [Waste hauler Russell BLISS - professes innocence about his dumping activities.] [City council Marilyn LEISTNER - notes agony of indecision.]
REPORTER: Frank Currier

Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan

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