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Canada / USSR Satellite / Radioactive Fragment #256463

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 02, 1978
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(Studio) Discovery of highly radioactive fragment of downed USSR satellite, embedded in Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories, noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Edmonton, Canada) High degree of radioactivity emitted by newly found debris and its potential effect on humans reported Plans to transport it to Edmonton described. [Atomic Energy Control Board spokesperson Roger EATON - notes that few mins.' exposure to fragment might require medical exam.] Display of one piece of satellite noted; probability of continued search for more fragments for several weeks cited.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

Reporter(s):
McLaughlin, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:01:30

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