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Columbia, Mississippi / Chemical Waste #554014

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 07, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Columbia, Mississippi: Kenley Jones) Evacuation of residents during Environmental Protection Agency search for toxic chemicals here that have been blamed for health problems reported; details given, scenes shown. [RESIDENTS - discuss health problems.] [EPA spokesperson Kelly McCARTY - says these chemicals are low on list of harmful chemicals.] Citizen groups' attempts to document health problems noted. [Anti-pollution group spokesperson Jennings GILMORE - says human lives more important than business] [Mayor Steve PITTMAN - says site is safe.] Environmental Protection Agency said to file suit against Reichhold Chemical Company and other companies to pay for cleanup.

Chung, Connie;
Jones, Kenley

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