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West Virginia / Union Carbide Leak #305337

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 16, 1985
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REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Charleston, West Virginia) Allegations that incompetent workers caused last Sunday's gas leak at Union Carbide plant in Institute examined; apparent circumstances leading to delayed warning of leak discussed. [Air pollution control commissioner Carl BEARD - notes workers' inadequate response to leak.] Highly toxic methylene chloride said composing majority of leaking gas; details given. [Union Carbide chairperson Warren ANDERSON - denies similarity with Bhopal, India, leak and mass deaths.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Kuralt, Charles;
Schakne, Robert

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