CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 12, 1979
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(Studio) Scientists' charge that government is trying to cover up case of employee exposure to health hazards reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) 1978 independent study results, concerning high cancer rate among workers at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, New Hampshire, noted. Congress orders for government health officials to confirm or deny that these and other naval shipyard workers were in danger from long-term, low-level radiation exposure reported Chgs. of government coverup by Dr. Irwin Bross, biostatistician among scientists apptd. to oversee survey, stated. [BROSS - has learned of study done in 1978 and suppressed.] Other details of Bross' chgs. given. Denial of cover-up by director of National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stated. [NIOSH director Dr. Anthony ROBBINS - comments.] Potential for government to face legal claims outlined.
REPORTER: Charles Crawford
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