ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 18, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Gore, OK: Charles Murphy) Use of radioactive waste from Kerr-McGee Corporation plant as fertilizer featured; details given, scenes shown. Residents said claiming radioactive fertilizer is damaging to environmental and their health. [Envtlist. Jessie DEER IN WATER - says there is high rate of cancer and leukemia.] [Kerr-McGee spokesperson Richard PERELES - says there is nothing to hide.] [NRC spokesperson Robert BERNERO - agrees fertilizer is not threatening.] [Farmer Ed HENSHAW - says can't eat anything grown on this land.] Mutant frog from pond in sprayed pasture shown. [PERELES -discusses mutations.] Resident Sheila Easley's claim that wild onions grow out of season reported Karen Silkwood case and last year's accident at Sequoia plant here recalled; photos shown. [EASLEY - says land will be destroyed.]
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