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New York Gov. Hugh L. Carey said Aug. 7 the state would join with the federal government "on a 50-50 basis" to pay for cleaning up the area. The state also purchased the houses of residents wanting to move. By April 12, 1979, some 235 of 239 families in the area had moved. Hooker Corp. had known as early as 1958 of the seepage of the toxic chemicals, according to data released April 10, 1979 by the House Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations. A former official of the chemical company told the House panel that Hooker had informally warned the board of educa- DANGER AT WORK tion.

The growth of air-borne causes of cancer and other ills has led to an outcry for a cleanup of the air. War on Alr•Borne Carcinogens Despite dispute about the extent of the danger, there are generally accepted indications that some substances that produce cancer come to the victims in the air they breathe. Cancer and other ailments are said to be caused often by fibers, dust and fumes breathed by workers in industrial plants, by factory exhausts breathed by residents of industrial areas, by emanations from autos and trucks and by such other air-borne sources as cigarette smoke and radioactive fallout.

State eilVlronment officials said Jan. 12, 1978. w New Jersey'a lindustr~~~hich used, processed and dispose

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