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United States Embassy In Moscow / Microwave Radiation #252843

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 27, 1977
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(Studio) In 1950's, USSR began beaming microwave radiation at United States embassy in Moscow, concern that resulted with regard to possible ill health effects noted. Today, government medical consultant tells Senate subcommittee concern was for nothing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Claims of unusual symptoms or ill health by former employees of Moscow embassy noted. State Department medical consultant says some employees showed slight change in blood composition while in Moscow, but it became normal after they left. Former employees continue to worry. [Dr. Herbert POLLACK - notes difficulty in convincing workers of harmlessness of levels of exposure. No physical health effects have been demonstrated. Will put professional reputation at stake on it.] Department has engaged Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in study of medical records of all past and present employees at embassy.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Cronkite, Walter;
Tucker, Lem

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