NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 09, 1981
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(Studio) Associated Press said rpting. that federal government will quarantine California fruits and vegetables in effort to halt spread of Mediterranean fruit fly; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Francisco, California) Governor Jerry Brown's efforts to avoid federal quarantine discussed; basis of problem explained. Films shown. Criticism of Brown's rejection of aerial spraying of malathion noted. [Philomena FUHR - notes destruction of crop.] Current status of state's eradication program outlined; possible aggravation of problem by fruit flies imported from Peru discussed.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff
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