NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 31, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Nova Scotia, Canada) Conflict here between residents and lumber companies over latter's efforts to spray region with Agent Orange herbicide examined; films shown. Herbicide noted banned in Sweden, United States and 3 other provinces of Canada due to its toxicity. [John SHAW - fears chemical's impact on family's health, livestock and water supply.] Implications for residents should they lose lawsuit against lumber company due to Canadian law explained. [Company attorney George COOPER - claims proposed levels of exposure are safe.] Dioxin contamination of Times Beach, Missouri, mentioned. [John Dan McINTYRE - notes importance of case to area.] [SHAW - acknowledges irreversibility of spraying.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson