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India / Gas Leak #295149

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 03, 1984
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(Studio) Death and injury toll to date from gas leak at Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Details of methyl isocyanate leak examined. [Union Carbide spokesperson Jackson BROWNING - doesn't know causes of leak yet.] Concern over multintl. companies exporting high tech to Third World ntns. without strict United States occupational safety standards discussed. [Environmental Action spokesperson Ken SILVER - notes attractiveness of underdeveloped areas to such companies] [BROWNING - is shocked at tragedy.] Fatal accident at same Union Carbide plant in 1977 recalled. Production of same chemical at West Virginia plant said suspended until further information on Indian accident is known.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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