ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 07, 1984
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(Studio) Major class action suit reported filed in West Virginia by attorney Stanley Chesley on behalf of victims in Bhopal, India, of gas leak at Union Carbide plant there; details given.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(New Delhi, India) Arrest of Union Carbide chairperson Warren Anderson upon arrival in Bhopal today reported; films shown. [State information director Sudeep BANNERJEE - explains arrest.] Anderson's later release and return to New Delhi noted; details given. Complications in both investigation and medical treatment of survivors discussed. [Environment Secretary Dr. T.N. KHOSHOO - comments.] [MAN - hopes to know long-term effects within few months.]
REPORTER: Jim Hickey
(Boston, Massachusetts) Methyl isocyanate's toxicity and difficulty in determining extent of its effect on humans discussed.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel, Dr. Timothy Johnson