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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 11, 1984
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(Studio) Supreme Court's reinstatement of damages granted Karen Silkwood's family reported
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Court's decision and impact on nuclear power industry examined; scenes from Silkwood shown courtesy ABC Pictures. Background to case, focusing on Silkwood's contamination by radioactive material at Kerr-McGee plant in OK, reviewed. [William SILKWOOD - hopes court decision will prevent others from suffering.] Kerr-McGee's reaction mentioned. Court ruling on Reagan administration's leasing of offshore oil drilling sites off California coast examined; background to case recalled.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Don Juhlin

(Studio) Reaction of California Sierra Club official to today's ruling quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Graham, Fred;
Rather, Dan

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