Environment: Week's Watch

Reports from three different regions of the U.S. last week starkly demonstrated the potential for environmental disaster in a technological society:

> BEEF ALERT. Michigan farmers, who last year lost thousands of cattle to poisoning when a fire retardant called polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) was accidentally mixed with feed, were faced with a new nightmare. Alarmed by the open sores developing on his cattle and the growing number of stillborn calves, Dairy Farmer George LeMunyon of Cedar Springs called in investigators. They discovered that cattle in his herd, and those on at least seven...

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