Search the Archive

EPA #289087

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 15, 1983
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Concern over acting Environmental Protection Agency administration John Hernandez's handling of dioxin contamination case involving Dow Chemical Company examined; Hernandez said allegedly allowing Dow officials to revise Environmental Protection Agency report placing blame for dioxin poisoning on Dow. [EPA regional administration Val ADAMKUS - considers such action unethical.] [Dow spokesperson Ronald KAGEL - defs. revising report] Internal Environmental Protection Agency memos noted discussing Dow's desire to shift blame away from company in final report; details outlined on screen. [Environment Defense Fund spokesperson Ellen SILBERGELD - considers study is EPA-DC manipulation; praises EPA's Chicago office] Hernandez's reaction noted.
REPORTER: Frank Currier

Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.