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Kepone #43712

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 07, 1976
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(Studio) Federal Virginia grand jury hands out indictments with regard to Kepone poisoning,
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Hopewell, Virginia) Indictments include 1000 counts of illegal dumping of Kepone into waterways around the Allied Chemical plant. City of Hopewell, Allied and Life Science Products Company indicted. United States attorney William Cummings says most serious charges aimed at Allied and 5 Hopewell representatives who are accused of covering up illegal dumping of Kepone. Allied could be fined $17 million.

(Morristown, New Jersey) Allied headquarters calls indictments unprecedented and blames them on an extreme government reaction.

(Hopewell, Virginia) [Victim's wife Janice GILBERT - says great that matter hasn't been swept under rug.] [Victim Dale GILBERT - hopes that move is stepping stone to bringing out industry health problems.]

Hume, Brit;
Reasoner, Harry

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