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Med.: Nuclear Plant Safety / Ohio Plant #112409

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 17, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Attempts by CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to find residents who lived near Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington in 1940s and 1950s in order to study long- term effects of nuclear leaks on their health reported Report introduced.

(Fernald, Ohio: Chris Bury) Anger of residents who live near Fernald, Ohio, nuclear plant reported; case of Sam and Louie Zinser, boys whose cancer has been found to be related to uranium, outlined. [Father Charles ZINSER - comments.] [Ex-plant worker Herb. KELLY - says he is dying because he worked at plant.] [EnergyDept. spokesperson James REAFSNYDER - says there is no public health threat.] Concession by Energy Department that safety problems have been ignored in past reported [Resident Lisa CRAWFORD - says she feels betrayed.] [Charles ZINSER - criticizes government for evading responsibility.]

Reporter(s):
Bury, Chris;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:02:10

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