CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 21, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Jerry Bowen) Background to Saint George, UT, litigation against federal government for deaths and illnesses caused by nuclear tests in 1950s and '60s there reviewed; details given, scenes shown. Appeals court's rejection of earlier settlement for victims examined. [September 1982, cancer victim Gloria GREGORSON - describes severity of fallout in her yard.] [Attorney Stewart UDALL - criticizes court's decision that government is immune from wrongdoing.] Sheldon Nissen's death and original award given mother noted. [Nissen's MOTHER - cites her lost respect for US.] Level of radioactive fallout from tests compared to legally acceptable amts. [Cancer victim Jackie SANDERS - notes probable outcome of suits had situation arisen from industrial accident.] Gregorson's death mentioned.
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