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Massachusetts / Toxic Waste Case #310827

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 13, 1986
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Woburn, Massachusetts: Steve Young) Background to suit brought against W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods by residents here claiming toxic waste has caused abnormal rate of health problems and resulting deaths among town children examined; details given, scenes shown. [Donna ROBBINS - cites impact of watching children such as son Robbie die.] Other children involved shown. [W.R. Grace attorney William CHEESEMAN - denies company's responsibility.] Harvard study's findings outlined. Cardiac problems of Richard and Mary Toomey noted linked to specific chemical in area. [Dr. Saul COHEN - cites abnormal rate of heart problems in local population.] [Environment health specialist Beverly PAGAN - explains importance of Woburn case.]

Sawyer, Forrest;
Young, Steve

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