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Columbia, Mississippi / Chemical Waste #313750

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 07, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Columbia, Mississippi: Peter Van Sant) Evacuation of residents during EPA search for toxic chemicals here that have been blamed for health problems reported; details given, scenes shown. [RESIDENTS - discuss health problems.] Resident Jim THORNHILL - says toxic chemicals were found in blood samples taken both from self and wife, who soon died.] [EPA spokesperson Kelly McCARTY - says she doubts illnesses came from waste site.] [Resident Jennings GILMORE - says Environmental Protection Agency report is a joke.] Residents' fear that they have already been poisoned stated.

Van Sant, Peter;
Schieffer, Bob

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