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Silkwood Trial #263850

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 18, 1979
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(Studio) Liable verdict against Kerr-McGee in plutonium contamination case of Karen Silkwood detailed; decision said removing some questions re: liability when contamination occurs outside plant site.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Jury's finding outlined. [Mother Merle SILKWOOD - comments on daughter.] [Silkwood attorney Gerry SPENCE - says Karen Silkwood has been vindicated.] Jury member quoted with regard to rejection of Kerr-McGee's contention that Silkwood stole plutonium and contaminated self. [Kerr-McGee attorney William PAUL - was dismayed at amount of settlement.] Impact of decision on nuclear industry said expected; details given. [Silkwood attorney Danny SHEEHAN - comments.] Consequences to government if verdict upheld in higher courts considered.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall Unsigned sketches

(Studio) Details of Karen Silkwood's death in 1974 recalled.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Hall, Bruce

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