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P.B.B. Traces / Michigan Cattle #488135

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 05, 1976
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(Studio) Cattle dying in Michigan from chemical called "P.B.B."
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(Lansing, Michigan) March `76 film shown. 3 years ago, Michigan Farm Bureau mistakenly put polybrominatedbiphenyl into livestk. feed. Cattle been dying ever since.
REPORTER: Brian Ross (WOTV-TV Grand Rapid)

(Coopersville, Michigan) Last week, dairy farmer shot and killed his whole herd because they had traces of P.B.B. in them. Federal government allows some P.B.B. in meat and milk. Cattle acted crazy and died from an amount of less than fed. government recommends.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Hersey, Michigan) Other farmers unwilling to sell contaminated meat. 2 of dairy farmer Louis Trombley's sons have P.B.B. in blood. [TROMBLEY - says will go to war over his family being poisoned.] [Family Dr. David SALVATI - cites P.B.B. traces found in humans.] Michigan Farm Bureau paid $28 million in damage claims to farmers who lost herds to P.B.B., but questions its ill effect on humans. Legis. to take up bill to ban neat and milk with any traces of P.B.B.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

Newman, Edwin;
Ross, Brian

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