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    more precautions are being taken here where kepone is being destroyed than where it was made and used.

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    more precautions are being taken here where kepone is being destroyed than where it was made and used.

    unlike ??? in hopewell, virginia who got sick working with the dangerous pesticide, handling it now go through special decontamination procedures and wear protective clothing which will be incinerated. this film was made before the burn.

    during the burn observers could only watch from a distance - on a tv monitor.

    the amount of kepone burned today was less than what's in a few small ant and roach traps.

    the kepone was mixed with sewage sudge and acid pumped into a huge incinerator and burned at 2300 degrees scientists hope that's hot enough to destroy it.

    federal, state and local environmental officials will be testing to see if any kepone escapes.

    and toledo citizens insisted on extra precautions to protect their city.

    no such precautions were taken at this building in hopewell, virginia where kepone made workers sick.

    and where it got into the james river forcing virginia to close part of the river to fishing.

    the production and sale of kepone was banned in 1975, but lots of it is still around - In big drums -
    and in this deadly man-made lagoon.

    but if ??? discover that burning kepone destroys it, they'll build an incinerator here to burn what's left.

    new fed. laws are aimed at preventing chemical disasters like the one in virginia. and now at laboratories like this one hundreds of thousands of taxpayers dollars are being spent to destroy a chemical that should never have been used in the first place.

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