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Satellite Crash #254780

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 25, 1978
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(Studio) Aerial search for radioactive remains from USSR satellite crash said extending over US. No danger said to exist.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [State Department spokesperson Jill SCHUKER - describes search.] Late notification of expected satellite crash to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) cntrys. noted. [SCHUKER - `cites fear of mass hysteria, due to limited info.] Secrecy of administration actions said being criticized, as well as late, or absent, information to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ntns. No talks with regard to avoiding similar incidents said scheduled with USSR .
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(DC) Environmental Protection Agency statement that no radioactivity from Cosmos 954 has filtered to earth reported [EPA radiation office Raymond JOHNSON - estimates finding evidence of fallout in year or 2.] [Nader staff scientist John ABBOTTS - estimates result had crash occurred in populated area.] Continuation of EPA fallout monitoring reported.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Pappas, Ike

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