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Nevada and Utah / Open Air Nuclear Tests #263245

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 19, 1979
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(Studio) Testimony with regard to amount of radiation received by areas of Utah from Nevada open air tests in 1950's noted; Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Salt Lake City, UT) Congress investigation of tests and government information given public reported Tests noted designed to carry radioactivity away from Las Vegas, toward Saint George, UT; leukemia rate among Saint George children born during testing period stated. Atomic Energy Commission mtg minutes, now declassified, said basis of discovery with regard to lack of credibility by government From minutes, Cmsn.'s W.F. Libby, Thomas Murray quoted. [UT Governor Scott MATHESON - notes failure of federal government to be honest about fallout health threats and suppression of info.] [Resident Mrs. L. BRUHN - recalls experience.] [Resident Mrs. C. LYLE - comments.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - cites number of leukemia and other cancer cases in area.]
REPORTER: Miriam Bjierre

Bjierre, Miriam;
Cronkite, Walter

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