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New Mexico / Navajo Indians / Uranium Mine Radiation #130164

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 09, 1990
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(No location given: Ken Kashiwahara) Legacy of the Cold War that has caused disease and death for the Navajo Indians featured; scenes shown from New Mexico where the Navajos worked in unsafe uranium mines in the 1950s and 1960s. [Navajo Radiation Victims Committee Phil HARRISON - talks about levels of radiation.] [Miner Kato JOHNSON - says miners were not told of dangers.] Historical scenes and photos shown of miners and uranium mines. [Former Public Health Service Dr. Victor ARCHER - says Atomic Energy Commission did not want anything to interrupt flow of uranium.] Incidence of lung cancer among Navajo miners cited. [Victim's daughter Alberta CAIN - says government knew it was unsafe.] [Betty CLARK - (thru translator) describes family history of medical problems.] [Former Interior Secretary Stewart UDALL - says moral issue is what will government do when it kills innocent people.] Congress noted considering bill to compensate uranium miners and their families. [Senator Orrin HATCH - comments.]

Kashiwahara, Ken;
Koppel, Ted

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