NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 05, 1974
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(Studio) Detection of rare form of cancer in Louisville, Kentucky, plant leads fed. officials to suspect cancer caused by chemical, vinyl chloride. Govt. launches probe.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Louisville, Kentucky) B.F. Goodrich plant in Lousiville requires all employees be checked for rare form of cancer. Paul Gilmer conts. working with vinyl chloride while awaiting test results. [GILMER - admits concern, but he's not afraid to return to job.] AFL-CIO wants exposure level to vinyl chloride undetectable. Chemical vital to plastics industry [Kentucky safety officer Dr. Bradford BLOCK - says plastics industry may be shut down if reasonable level of exposure can't be obtained.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell