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Pesticide Ban / Reaction #39117

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 04, 1975
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(Studio) Mfrs. and farmers object to Environmental Protection Agency ban on heptachlor and chlordane.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Indianola, Iowa) Farmer Max Bishop couldn't use pesticide to save his crop because he couldn't get any. [BISHOP - says we'll have food problem if pesticides banned.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

(DC) [EPA administration Russell TRAIN - says use of heptachlor and chlordane pose unreconcilable risk. Compounds cause cancer.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

(No location given) [Vice President Velsicol Chem. Corporation Tom ZINNINGER - says no possibility 2 pesticides could cause cancer. Train used bureaucratic pol. ploy to get headlines.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

(DC) [TRAIN - says acting to protect human health.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

(Indianola, IN) Users buying up all pesticides they can. [BISHOP - says maybe something new will be developed.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

Aaron, Betsy;
Reasoner, Harry

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