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India / Gas Leak Aftermath #295188

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 04, 1984
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(Studio) Rising death toll in gas leak catastrophe in India reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Scope of disaster in Bhopal, India, after methyl isocyanate leak at Union Carbide plant examined; films shown. Prime Min. Rajiv Gandhi's halt to production of dangerous chemicals in populated areas of India said coming after his tour of Bhopal; concern over severe, lasting health problems among survivors noted.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

(Institute, West Virginia) Union Carbide reported suspending all methyl isocyanate production here until cause of leak at India plant is determined. [Company safety dir. Jackson BROWNING, chairperson Warren ANDERSON - cite need for caution; claim same safety standards apply to plants outside United States as to those here.] Company's efforts to reassure concerned residents in Institute described. [Lisa DAVIS - fears repeat of India leak.] [WOMAN - is shocked at death toll.] [James SMITH - is fatalistic.] Union Carbide delegation, include board chairperson, said en route to India to offer assistance.
REPORTER: Peter Van Sant

Reporter(s):
Kroft, Steve;
Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter
Duration:
00:04:20

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