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Contamination / Virginia Plant #34899

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 19, 1975
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(Studio) Last summer, workers at Virginia chemical plant stricken with ailments and plant closed.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Hopewell, Virginia) Huge chemical plants dominate city. Life Science Products plant closed after workers found to be suffering from Kepone poisoning, which is pesticide made at plant. Some residential areas contaminated. Doctors test people for traces of poisoning. Plant being decontaminated and torn down. Cts. to decide who is at fault. [State epidemiologist Dr. Robert JACKSON - says this is probably happening elsewhere.] 1 plant owner says didn't realize kepone that dangerous; says plant never inspected. Agencies supposed to protect public didn't act until people got sick.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson (WXEX-TV)

Reasoner, Harry

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