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West Virginia / Radioactive Waste #258281

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 13, 1978
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(Studio) Uncertainty about how much radioactive waste there is reported Discovery of such waste near Washington, West Virginia, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Washington, West Virginia) Peaceful existence of L.B. Foster Company steel fabricating plant, on banks of Ohio River, until March stated. Incident with construction worker's accidental uncovering of unusual material detailed. [Plant worker Leo PAULEY - describes scene of discovery, with explosions and fire.] Other unusual occurrences at plant and at Amax Specialty Metals plant that operated on site until 1974 mentioned. Amax works with zirconium for government nuclear programs, using method that left radioactive waste, noted. Foster Company's call to NRC for investigation and results of that probe detailed. Amax' statement that it had permit for all its waste and buried

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:01:50

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