• Short Summary

    SEVERAL MEMBERS OF A FAMILY IN NEW MEXICO IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY CRIPPLED AFTER EATING PORK ADULTERATED WITH MERCURY FUNGICIDE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV ZOOM IN TO HOUSES
    0.08

    2.
    GV HOUSE WITH MR. HUCKLEBERRY OUTSIDE
    0.13

    3.
    SV MR. HUCKLEBERRY WALKS ROUND SIDE OF HOUSE.
    0.21

    4.
    SV ZOOM IN MR. HUCKLEBERRY SURVEYS CAR WHEEL RIM.
    0.34

    5.
    SV MAN PICKS UP GRAIN.
    0.40

    6.
    CU HANDS WITH GRAIN, ONE POISONOUS, THE OTHER HARMLESS.
    0.43

    7.
    SV MAN THROWS AWAY GRAIN.
    0.45

    8.
    CU HOG INFECTED BY POISON
    0.46

    9.
    TV HOG IN PEN
    0.54

    10.
    SV CHILDREN PLAYING AROUND HOUSE
    0.59

    11.
    CU YOUNG BOY
    1.02

    12.
    CU PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUNG BOY PAN ACROSS TO MR. HUCKLEBERRY'S DAUGHTER IN HOSPITAL BED
    1.07

    13.
    CU EIGHT-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER
    1.10

    14.
    GU ONE OF MR. HUCKLEBERRY'S SONS (2 SHOTS)
    1.20

    15.
    SCU & CU MRS. HUCKLEBERRY.
    1.25



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    Background: SEVERAL MEMBERS OF A FAMILY IN NEW MEXICO IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY CRIPPLED AFTER EATING PORK ADULTERATED WITH MERCURY FUNGICIDE.

    THE FATHER OF THE FAMILY IS A SCHOOL CARETAKER IN ALAMOGORDO, WHO RAISES PIGS IN HIS SPARE TIME. RECENTLY HE FED HIS PIGS GRAIN WHICH UNKNOWN TO HIM WAS COATED WITH A DEADLY MERCURY FUNGICIDE. THE GRAIN WAS INTENDED FOR PLANTING AND THE FUNGICIDE POISONED ANY LIVING ORGANISM WHICH ATE IT.

    ONE OF THE POISONED PIGS IS NOW BLIND AND DYING BUR A SECOND PIG WAS SLAUGHTERED AND EATER BY THE FAMILY. THE RESULT WAS A CREEPING DISEASE WHICH DOCTORS FINALLY IDENTIFIED AS MERCURY POISONING CARRIED IN THE ADULTERATED PORK.

    SOME MEMBERS OF MR. HUCKLEBERRY'S FAMILY WERE NOT AFFECTED BUT HIS 20-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER LOST HER SIGHT TEMPORARILY AND HAS ONLY RECENTLY COVERED HER POWER OF SPEECH.

    AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IS CRITICALLY ILL AND IN A SEMI-PERMANENT COMA. DOCTORS SAY THAT IF SHE SURVIVES SHE WILL BE A VIRTUAL VEGETABLE FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.

    THE THIRTEEN YEAR OLD SON HAS CONSTANT SCREAMING FITS WHENEVER HE WAKES FROM A COMA.

    MRS. HUCKLEBERRY HERSELF IS NOT SO FAR AFFECTED BUT FEARS FOR THE BABY WHICH SHE WILL SOON HAVE AND WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE MERCURY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABXONQ1N1ZHDMYUUATPT2ZSX0J
    Media URN:
    VLVABXONQ1N1ZHDMYUUATPT2ZSX0J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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