CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 07, 1980
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(Studio) Congress subcommittee reported hearing testimony concerning government's incompetency with regard to nuclear waste; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(San Francisco, California) Focus of hearing said nuclear waste dump site near San Francisco, California, around Farallon Island; details given, films shown. EPA's estimate of number of leaking drums and denial of any health threat to region's fish cited. [EPA spokesperson David HAWKINS - comments.] [California health department director Beverlee MYERS - comments.] Navy said investigating plan for disposal of obsolete Polaris submarines, complete with nuclear power plants, off coast of north California.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard
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