NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 27, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Woburn, Massachusetts: Lisa Myers) Suit brought by Woburn, Massachusetts, families against Beatrice &W.R. Grace company for toxic waste pollution examined; scenes shown. [Pete GAMACHE -discusses his leukemia, concerns for his family.] Leukemia rate in region and suspected link with toxic waste reviewed; 1st victim said Mike Zona. Legal basis of suit against Grace and Beatrice outlined. [Richard TOOMEY - believes companies' pollution contributed to children's deaths.] [Grace attorney Mark STOLER - denies responsibility.] Background to area's contamination problem detailed. [STOLER -explains company's discrepancies regarding reports on toxic waste dumps.] [Kathy GAMACHE - explains her goals for suit.]