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(Studio) Idria, California, single industry product no longer in great demand.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Idria, California) Downturn in United States economy, concern over poisoning has cut demand for mercury; prices down 2/3; mercury mine and processing plant only industry in Idria. [Mine manager Mark WARD - thinks if old swordfish tested, would find mercury in them as well as in fresh swordfish; govt acted hastily in taking action related to mercury poisoning; says if mercury mine closed, difficult to re-open.]
REPORTER: Bob Flick
- Flick, Bob;
- Utley, Garrick
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