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February 09, 1988

The government has ordered inspections of products from more than a dozen plants because of possible radiation contamination by polonium leaks from devices used to remove static in thousands of production processes, officials said. Investigations are under way or have been completed at several Coca Cola plants, Anheuser-Busch breweries in St. Louis and Jacksonville, Fla., an Abbott Laboratories baby formula plant in Arizona, an Avon cosmetics plant in Illinois and a dental products plant in New Jersey.

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