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Atomic Energy Commission Safety Standards #208164

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 11, 1970
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(Studio) Atomic Energy Commission has problem; charges that Rocky Flats atomic bomb plant endangers people of Denver.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Denver, Colorado) After fires at Rocky Flats atomic bomb plant Atomic Energy Commission and Dow say no radioactivity escaped boundaries Plutonium causes lung cancer. Envtlist. ran test, found plant has released plutonium and was critical of plant's safety standards. [Dr. Edward MARTELL - says plutonium 100 to 1,000 times more than if there were good containment practices and safety standards.]
REPORTER: Bill Stout

(California) [Dr. Arthur TAMPLIN - feels contamination can cause lung cancer in Denver area.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(DC) [Major General Edward GILLER - says measuring devices in plant and area shows readings safe.]
REPORTER: George Herman

(Denver, Colorado) Dow Chemical and Atomic Energy Commission not strict enough in setting safety standards.
REPORTER: Bill Stout

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Herman, George;
Stout, Bill
Duration:
00:04:50

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