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Bokoshe, Oklahoma / Environment, Ash and Cancer #990985

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Congressional hearings on the dumping of dangerous chemicals shown.

(Bokoshe, Oklahoma: Jim Sciutto) The story of the town of Bokoshe, Oklahoma, where cancer has struck many families, featured; scenes shown from the small town covered with dumped ash from coal-fired plants. [Residents Dub TOLBERT†, Susan HOLMES†, Shirley HOLTER†, KID - speak about the cancer and dust clouds.] An EPA study on arsenic contamination from coal ash and the cancer risk cited. [Sierra Club director Michael BRUNE†- says coal ash is deadly.] [Dump sire operator Daryl JACKSON†- asks who will judge the risk.] [KID  - reads a letter to the president.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer, Jim Sciutto) The stalled position of the EPA on calling this hazardous waste discussed.

Reporter(s):
Sawyer, Diane;
Sciutto, Jim;
Jim, Diane Sawyer,
Duration:
00:04:30

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