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Michigan / Toxic Waste Site / Dioxin #289787

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 18, 1983
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(Studio) Cleanup reported beginning on Michigan toxic waste site near Flint. Details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Midland, Michigan) Issue of Dow Chemical's contamination of region with dioxin examined. [EPA spokesperson Valdas ADAMKUS - confirms dioxin presence in water.] [MAN - thinks it's nonsense.] [Mayor Joseph MANN - denies panic.] [SCIENTIST - dismisses significance of amount of dioxin discovered.] [Environment Diane HERBERT - fears public apathy over dioxin contamination.] [Roger RUSCH - questions river's future.] Uncertainty of situation noted. [ADAMKUS - notes potential for disaster.] [Dow spokesperson Dr. James SAUNDERS - denies evidence for alarm.] Efforts of some to suppress Dow's critics noted. [Organizer Colin BRODDLE - thinks media is out to get Dow.] Dow's commercial shown.
REPORTER: Ned Potter

Potter, Ned;
Rather, Dan

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