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Radiation Reports #12614

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 26, 1971
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(Studio) Federal advisory group study shows federal standards adequately protect atomic workers and public from radiation hazards.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Rulison Test Site, Colorado) Disagreement over danger of underground gas trapped by nuclear explosions. [AEC. Spokesperson Dean THORNBROUGH - can only get gas out by nuclear explosions.] [Geologist David EVANS - takes 13,000 nuclear blasts to get all gas out.] [THORNBROUGH - proceeding cautiously; not get out of hand.] [EVANS - are we running risk of contamination eventually threatening to man?] Atomic Energy Commission admits financial successful project must have 100's or 1000's of blasts.
REPORTER: Kenneth Gale

Gale, Kenneth;
Reasoner, Harry

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