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Catalog Number L.992.1.14
Object Name report
Scope & Content illustrations; maps; photographs

REMARKS:Draft environmental impact statement prepared by a multi-agency Federal task force, concerning harvest plans for the Pacific Yew. The Pacific Yew's bark was the only source of taxol, a chemical used experimentally in treating breast cancer.; On 29 January 1993, Bristol Meyers-Squibb, the pharmaceutical company contracting for yew bark for taxol, announced that it had located a Swiss firm that could manufacture taxol synthetically. Bristol Meyers-Squibb then announced that it would no longer require yew bark for its taxol research. [source: Roseburg News-Review, Sunday, 31 January 1993].; Comments on the draft were permissible until 15 March 1993.; The report consists of one document, approximately 1.5 inches thick, and an equal-sized appendix to the document. Both are stored on the metal shelves on the Research Library balcony.
Creator U.S. Forest Service
Title Pacific Yew :, Draft Environmental Impact Statement /, Final Environmental Impact Statement
Accession number L.993.4