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James River / Kepone Poisoning / Fishing Industry #499850

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 23, 1978
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency estimate of amount needed to clean up James River in Virginia from kepone poisoning stated. Blow to fishing industry on river after kepone poisoning discovered reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(No location given) Ex. of effect of kepone poisoning on fish population in James River and on fishing industry there given in efforts of Captain Mel Diggs to continue earning some income by fishing with family members Is noted that most fish have died or moved to Chesapeake Bay. [DIGGS - describes yearly income before poisoning and present income.] Effects at Menzel's Fish Packing plant also reported.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

Hunt, Richard;
Savitch, Jessica

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