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NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 18, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) EPA's Chicago administration Valdas Adamkus noted testifying before House sub- committee on Environmental Protection Agency administration John Hernandez's role in allowing Dow Chemical Company to alter agency's final report on company's dioxin contamination of Michigan rivers; details given. [ADAMKUS - recalls Hernandez's order to allow Dow to revise report; considered order unethical and unprofessional.] [EPA scientist Dr. Milton CLARK - agrees.] Clark noted testifying that Environmental Protection Agency group, under direction of Dr. Don. Barnes, ordered Environmental Protection Agency criticism of Dow deleted. [CLARK - recalls conversation with Barnes implicating Hernandez.] Hernandez's reaction today mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Hager, Robert;
Mudd, Roger

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