CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 05, 1979
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(Studio) Trial opening tomorrow in Oklahoma City involving nuclear power noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Background on Karen Silkwood's involvement in alleged safety violations at Kerr-McGee Corporation nuclear facility given; film shown. Plant, now closed, noted as once processing plutonium. Photo of Silkwood shown; her plutonium contamination in 1974 recalled. Atomic Energy Commission official quoted with regard to Silkwood contamination. Lawsuit by Silkwood's parents outlined; position of Kerr-McGee attys. detailed. Death of Silkwood in auto accident recalled. Lawsuit by Silkwood heirs seen as debate over hazards of nuclear energy. Federal Judge Frank G. Theis's statements to attys. reported.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall (KWTV newstape) Artist: Howard Brodie
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