• Short Summary

    IN BRITAIN, POISONED SOIL IS BEING REMOVED READY FOR DUMPING IN THE ATLANTIC -- OUT OF HARM'S WAY -- AFTER IT HAD KILLED A HERD OF DAIRY CATTLE ON A FARM NEAR A FACTORY IN KENT.

  • Description

    IN BRITAIN, POISONED SOIL IS BEING REMOVED READY FOR DUMPING IN THE ATLANTIC -- OUT OF HARM'S WAY -- AFTER IT HAD KILLED A HERD OF DAIRY CATTLE ON A FARM NEAR A FACTORY IN KENT.

    A CEMENT-MIXER IS BEING USED TO CHURN UP THE EARTH WITH CEMENT. BEHIND THE FACTORY, WHERE 2,000 TONS OF EARTH HAVE BEEN PILING UP, BARREL AFTER BARREL IS BEING FILLED, READY TO DISPATCH TO A PORT FOR DUMPING DEEP IN THE ATLANTIC.

    THE LEAKAGE OF THE POISON INTO STREAMS AND DITCHES, FOLLOWED BY THE DEATH OF THE CATTLE, LED TO QUESTIONS IN PARLIAMENT, AND THE GOVERNMENT DECIDED THAT THE ATLANTIC WAS THE ONLY SAFE PLACE FOR THE POISONED SOIL.

    IN SWEDEN A SIMILAR STORY --
    THESE BIRDS ARE DYING THROUGH EATING POISONED SEED. AND THE SEA EAGLE, THE COUNTRY'S BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS BIRD, IS ALMOST EXTINCT. THE CAUSE OF THEIR DISAPPEARANCE HAS BEEN TRACED TO MERCURY USED BY FARMERS ON THEIR CORN. AND THOUSANDS OF BIRDS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY IT. THE EAGLES DIE AFTER EATING OTHER BIRDS POISONED BY IT.

    NOW THE SWEDISH GOVERNMENT HAS SET ASIDE 300,000 KRONER FOR BIRD PROTECTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAIGO3FGXBFCI7YXJP5PRKWG3B
    Media URN:
    VLVAAIGO3FGXBFCI7YXJP5PRKWG3B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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