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Uranium Tailings / Construction #14128

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 08, 1971
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(Studio) Use of radioactive sand for land fill featured.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Grand Junction, Colorado) Tailings, waste sand from uranium processing mills, used for hsing. foundations, causes radiation in homes. [Home owner John SULLIVAN - says tailings damage property values, cause health hazard.]
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid

(Denver, Colorado) AEC says insufficient evidence for immediate concern. Colorado Department Health disagrees. [Colorado Department Health director, Dr. Roy CLEERE - says radiation levels in some homes exceed safe limits set by Surgeon General of US Public Health Service.]
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid

(Grand Junction, Colorado) AEC chairperson James Schlesinger admits Atomic Energy Commission fault in allowing use of tailings in construction; won't take responsibility for removing them.
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid

Kincaid, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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