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CBS Evening News for
Friday, Aug 25, 1978

Headline: Titan II Fuel Leak

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(Studio) Contd. leakage of toxic fumes from nuclear missile silo near Rock, Kansas, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Rock, Kansas) Update on situation in Kansas where Titan II missile fuel is leaking. Air Force preparations for cleanup noted. [Air Force spokesperson Lieutenant Paula BURRIS - says extreme caution will be used.] Rock residents' concerns about livestock and personal items stated. [Farmer Glen LACEY - was taken into area, but after dark and couldn't see if cattle were still alive.] [Mabel HODGSON - would like to have clean clothes and purse.] Med. experts' concerns about fumes and possible effects on area residents and on land and water outlined. Air Force officials' statements about tests of soil and water cited.

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Program Time:05:48:20 pm - 05:50:10 pm. Duration: 01:50
Reporters:Faw, Bob; Mudd, Roger
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Broadcast Type:Evening News Segment Type: News Content
Record Number:259335