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Radiation / Canada #244582

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 27, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Port Hope.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Port Hope, Ontario) Survey team from Canada's Atomic Energy Commission control board find above normal amts. of radioactive radon gas at 70 spots. 5 families moved from hones; 1 school closed. [Ontario ministry of health, Dr. Harry AITKEN - says radium dumped in parts of town.] Radium refining plant torn down in 50's and Eldorado plant built in its place. Radioactive wastes dumped in various area. [U. Toronto nuclear engineering department, Prof. Doug. ANDREWS - cites effects of radiation people getting from radon gas.] [Gail BONATHAN - says doesn't want children to be unhealthy.] [Charles BONATHAN - says kids come 1st. If property value drops, will sue government] A lot of families put homes up for sale; few buyers. Task force created to clean up radiation here and in other areas. No deaths or illnesses report related to radioactivity.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Shepard, Gary
Duration:
00:03:10

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