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Indiana Heart and Respiratory Death Rate Incr. / Pollution Probe #499196

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1978
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(Studio) Investigation of coroner's report in Rockport, IN, area concerning drastic increase in deaths from heart and respiratory ailments detailed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Spencer Cnty., IN) Death of Will Lampkins detailed. [Mrs. Betty LAMPKINS - describes husband's death of heart attack.] Photo shown. High no. of unexpected deaths due to heart or respiratory ailments in Spencer Cnty., IN, since 1st of yr reported Cnty. coroner's suspicions that air pollution may be cause stated. Air pollution history of aluminum recycling plant, according to EPA, cited; details with regard to deaths given and lack of proof that recycling plant is connected mentioned. [Coroner Robert PATMORE - says major concern is magnitude of situation and confined area of occurrence.]
REPORTER: Bob Kur

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Kur, Bob
Duration:
00:02:00

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