CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 03, 1983
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(Studio) Long Island, New York, home owners reported concerned over use of chemical to fight termites.
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer
(Long Island, New York) Destruction of home and all its contents due to contamination by aldrin and chlordane, chemicals used to kill termites, noted; films shown. [Jeffrey LEVER - recalls impact of losing home.] Health factors possibly affecting the Levers due to apparent mishandling of aldrin discussed. [Dorothea LEVER - is worried about children.] Potential magnitude of problem on Long Island considered. [New York state environmental conservation department spokesperson Don MIDDLETON - notes problem focuses on misuse of chemicals involved.] [Lorraine MANCINI - discusses having to leave home and possibly lose it due to chlordane contamination by misapplication.] [MIDDLETON - doesn't think rest of nation is safe from such misuse.] Environmental Protection Agency recalled banning aldrin and chlordane in mid-1970s except for use against termites. [Jeffrey LEVER - hopes others don't have same experience.]
REPORTER: Andrea Naverson
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