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Asbestos #300503

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 21, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Extent of asbestos threat to nation's school children and factors inhibiting its safe removal examined; EPA's findings outlined, discussed. Paterson, New Jersey, school number 6 cited as example; details given. [Parent Malikah ABDULLAH - describes her findings in allegedly asbestos-free school.] [Consultant Ed SWOSZOWSKI - explains his test results.] Background to government's handling of problem reviewed. [EPA spokesperson Susan VOGT - denies agency's program is failure.] [Representative James FLORIO - accuses administration of hypocrisy.] EPA's economy basis for lack of action considered. [FLORIO - considers government's approach barbaric.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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