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Missouri / Dioxin / Italy #82776

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 22, 1983
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(Studio) Federal government reported offering to buy up all property in Times Beach, Missouri, due to extensive dioxin contamination.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Times Beach, Missouri) Environmental Protection Agency administration Anne (Gorsuch) Burford's announcement of agency's willingness to assume financial burden for town's permanent evacuation examined. [BURFORD - notes EPA's allocations to federal emergency program for buy-out.] [MAN - is pleased with offer.] Results of Environmental Protection Agency tests on dioxin contamination and warning by Center for Disease Control mentioned. [Tom HANZ, MOTHER - comment on decision.] Est. value of Hanz's property mentioned.
REPORTER: Chris Bury

(Studio) Dioxin contamination of Seveso, Italy, in 1976 recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Seveso, Italy) Seveso's efforts to recover from event examined; films shown. Background to dioxin poisoning recalled. Cleanup of dioxin featured; worker Emilio Perno featured; people's return after detoxification mentioned. Efforts to monitor health effects of poisoning described. [Govt spokesperson Sergio ANGELETTI - notes psychological impact.] Anticipated timetable for cleanup and future for contaminated site reported.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Reporter(s):
Bury, Chris;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Walker, Hal
Duration:
00:04:40

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