ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 09, 1978
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(Studio) Expansion of lawsuit in Chicago against Johns-Manville Cord. to incl. asbestos workers employed since World War II reported Lawsuit noted to make allegations that company knew dangers of asbestos and didn't warn workers at Waukegan, Illinois, plant. Lack of warning to Navy shipyard workers about dangers of asbestos stated.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(San Francisco, California) Details given about beginning of tests being given to certain shipyard workers and longshoremen as well as women who worked in shipyards in World War II. [WOMAN - describes job in shipyard.] [2nd WOMAN - gives directions to woman undergoing tests.] [U. of California spokesperson Dr. Nicholas SARGENT - estimates number of disease cases they will find in San Francisco area.] Precautions needed for future outlined.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
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