× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

West Virginia / Union Carbide Plant #88155

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 14, 1984
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Union Carbide reported halting production of methyl isocyanate at its Institute, West Virginia, plant until cause of leak at Indian plant site is determined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Institute, West Virginia) Congress hearing here into past methyl isocyanate leaks at plant examined; films shown. [Representative Henry WAXMAN - notes discrepancy in Union Carbide report] [Union Carbide chairperson Warren ANDERSON - responds.] [Representative Barbara MIKULSKI - attacks company's emergency contingency plans.] [West Virginia plant manager H.J. KARAWAN - responds.] [Representative Gerry SIKORSKI - questions procedure for emergency siren (in background).] [Paul NUCHIMS - notes town doesn't know what to do in such cases.] [Don. WILSON, Suzanne TENKHOTT - criticize company] [Worker Dick JAMES - defends. Union Carbide.] Purpose of hearing explained.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Jennings, Peter

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.