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Cold War / Nuclear Weapons Labs / Illness Claims #187192

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 15, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The government's acknowledgement that some workers at the nation's nuclear labs became ill during the Cold War years examined; details given of plans to support claims of illness caused by exposure to beryllium, but not other materials. [Secretary of Energy Bill RICHARDSON - backs the initiative for claims of illness.] [Former beryllium corporation employee Alfred MATUSICK - describes his symptoms.] [Former nuclear plant employee Ann ORICK - laments the limits of coverage.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Lisa
Duration:
00:02:00

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