Esso admits to asbestos exposure, and Star-Kist aims to better protect dolphins.
Fri, Apr 12 2013 at 6:00 AM
April 12, 1934:
A wild winter storm makes the typically violent weather atop New Hampshire's Mount Washington even more violent. An all-time record wind gust
of 231 miles per hour is recorded.
April 12, 1949:
An internal document from the Esso Company
, a predecessor of today's Exxon-Mobil, admits what the company has publically denied — the widespread negative health effects from asbestos exposure among refinery workers.
April 12, 1990:
Star-Kist announces it will no longer buy and sell tuna (at right) that is caught by methods that also cause the deaths of thousands of dolphins annually. Star-Kist corporate executives are swayed after viewing video shot by activist Sam LaBudde
, who crewed aboard a tuna seiner and videotaped dozens of dolphin carcasses being hauled in with the tuna catch. LaBudde's courage wins him the Goldman Environmental Prize
Photo: Eugene Tanner/AP
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