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Drug Testing / Transportation Industry #325130

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 17, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(DC: Deborah Potter) Beginning of mandatory drug testing for workers in inds. regulated by the Trans. Department reported; scenes shown from drug-related crashes of commuter plane in Durango, Colorado, in January 1988 and of train in Chase, MD, in February 1987. [Trans. Secretary Sam. SKINNER - says it is a serious problem.] Trans. workers covered by mandatory drug testing listed; details given of unions' opposition to it. [Railroad union's Larry MANN - says testing is degrading.] [Senator John DANFORTH - says public has right to protection.] Absence of testing for alcohol noted; scenes shown of Exxon Valdez, ship that ran aground and spilled oil in Alaska while captain was allegedly drunk.

Chung, Connie;
Potter, Deborah

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