NewsVault: KCBS Radio Coverage: General Chemical Leak July 26, 1993

The News Vault from KCBS Radio
Thursday, March 7th
On July 26, 1993, a railroad car being unloaded at the General Chemical plant in Richmond began to leak.  A massive toxic cloud of sulfuric acid soon spread for miles, sending thousands of people for medical treatment.  Eventually, 60,000 people would file claims and lawsuits against General Chemical. KCBS Radio anchors Lois Melkonian, Al Hart  and Bob Price are heard on this reel of excerpts from the station’s coverage. Reporters on the story included George Harris, Dave Padilla, Bob Melrose and Ron Lyons.