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Atomic Tests / Radiation and Cancer Study #174761

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 01, 1997
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) News from a National Cancer Institute study on radiation fallout from atomic bomb tests in the 1950s introduced.

(Washington: Barry Serafin) The link of radioactive iodine from atomic testing to cancer examined; map shown of areas hit be heavy doses of radiation. [Idaho RESIDENT - wonders.] [Nuclear policy analyst Arjun MAKHIANI, National Committee for Radiation Victims E. Cooper BROWN - suggest the study results have been delayed.]

(New York: Ned Potter) How radioactive iodine may cause rare but treatable thyroid cancer reviewed; statistics cited. [Cancer victim's widow Larry GREGERSON - express resentment.] [Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center Dr. Richard ROBBINS - downplays the dangers.]

Brown, Aaron;
Potter, Ned;
Serafin, Barry

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