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Union Carbide Chemical Disaster #535161

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 29, 1984
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(Studio) Arrival in United States of chemical that killed people in Bhopal, India, noted. Union Carbide's retrieval of chemical cited to come after Brazil refused shipment.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Norfolk, Virginia) Unloading of methyl isocyanate (MIC) from ship American Regal and examination of shipment described. Representatives from Union Carbide, Virginia's Emergency Services office and Coast Guard said present. [Coast Guard spokesperson Lieutenant Commander Fred BROX - comments.] [Virginia Governor Charles ROBB - comments.] Destination of chemical said plant in Woodbine, Georgia. Concerns in Georgia noted. [Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Leonard LEDBETTER - comments on lack of restrictions with regard to movement of such chemicals.] Another returned shipment, from France, said expected.
REPORTER: Dan Molina

(Studio) Indonesia's rescinding of license to Union Carbide to build plant similar to one in India reported.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

Reporter(s):
Chung, Connie;
Molina, Dan
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