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Pesticide Safety #43189

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 09, 1976
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency Admin. Russell Train says some pesticide mfrs. submitted false data to get government okay for use of chemicals.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) There are 35,000 pesticide products. Govt. doesn't test them for safety. Spraying shown.
REPORTER: Vic Ratner

(DC) 3 ex-EPA attys. quit jobs because they felt Environmental Protection Agency not doing enough to protect public from pesticide dangers. [Ex-EPA attorney Jeffrey HOWARD - says Environmental Protection Agency remark won't reassure public with regard to safety of pesticides.] [Ex-EPA attorney Frank SIZEMORE - says products won't be removed if data faulty. New data will be asked for.]
REPORTER: Vic Ratner

(No location given) Will take 1 1/2 years for Environmental Protection Agency to determine safety of other products.
REPORTER: Vic Ratner

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Ratner, Vic
Duration:
00:01:40

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