NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 23, 1985
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(Studio) Federal government reported not informing workers of health dangers faced in chemical plants.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Govt. documents noted identification large number dangers at chemical plants nation-wide, unbeknownst to employees; report, obtained by Ralph Nader, outlined. Cancer types and plants involved listed in part, discussed; concern over government's unwillingness to notify highest risk workers noted. [Dr. Sidney WOLFE - accuses government of protecting economy ints. of companies rather than health of citizens.] [Former government spokesperson Dr. Edward BRANT - defs. silence.] Federal inspectors noted discovering several leaks of methyl isocyanate at Union Carbide's Institute, West Virginia, plant in recent years; same gas recalled responsible for mass deaths in Bhopal, India.
REPORTER: Robert Hager