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North Carolina / Industrial Fire / Toxic Hazards #840643

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 06, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Apex, North Carolina: Jeffrey Kofman) An explosion & fire at a chemical plant in Apex, North Carolina, featured; scenes shown from the hazardous waste facility filled with toxic chemicals; details given of recent fines against the waste processing facility. [RESIDENT - reacts.] [Apex town manager Bruce RADFORD†- cites the cases of respiratory distress.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Toxic dangers from chemical sites in 23 states noted.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The dangers from toxic incidents at plants examined; details given about EPA regulations. [International Assn. of Fire Chiefs Chief Tim BUTTERS†- comments on the problem of verifying the kinds of chemicals.] [US Chemical Safety Board Carolyn MERRITT†- says many communities are not prepared to respond.] [Environmental Hazards Management Inst. Alan BORNER†- comments.]

Gibson, Charles;
Kofman, Jeffrey;
Stark, Lisa

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