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CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 24, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Homestead, Florida: Doug Tunnell) Damage done to Florida crops by chemical Benlate 50 DF, which is supposed to help plants grow but is killing them instead, featured; scenes shown from Florida greenhouse and farm. [Strawberry farmer Steve SCHMIDT, orchid grower Robert SCULLY - talk about effect of Benlate.] Settlements paid by Benlate manufacturer Du Pont chemical noted. [Plant expert De HULL - comments on attempts to replant areas sprayed with Benlate.] [Du Pont REPRESENTATIVE - says there's no residual problem.]

Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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