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Atomic Radiation Experiments #145709

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 28, 1993
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: George Strait) Atomic radiation testing by government scientists in the 1940s and 1950s featured; details given of the experiments in which radioactive food was fed to retarded children in Boston, in which pregnant women were given radioactive iron in Nashville, Tennessee, and in which people in Los Alamos, New Mexico, were injected with radioactive plutonium. [Institution for Energy Research Arjun MAKHIJANI - calls such tests reprehensible.] [On "Good Morning America", former MIT researcher Constantine MALETSKOS - defends tests.] [Brown University Dr. David EGILMAN - comments.] Energy Department hot line for possible victims of the experiments noted.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bettina Gregory) Revelations today about these secret radiation experiments featured; cases detailed. [Victim's nephew Jerry MOUSSA, victim's mother Mary Sue SEXTON - offer criticism.] [Energy Secretary Hazel O'LEARY - comments.] Representative Edward Markey recalled issuing a report seven years ago on these kinds of radiation experiments. [MARKEY - says the DOE did not protect the American public.] [Senator Jim SASSER - comments.]

Gregory, Bettina;
Sawyer, Diane;
Strait, George

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