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(Studio: Dan Rather) Thule, Greenland nuclear accident reviewed. Report introduced.
(Copenhagen, Denmark: Tom Fenton) B-52 Bomber Hobo-28's accident over Thule, Greenland, in 1968 reviewed. [Pilot Captain John HAUUG - comments on bombs.] Radioactivity reported sprayed over icecap. Danish-US cleanup effort discussed; scenes shown. [Ex-base worker Erik ERLANDSEN - tells of ill health.] [Ex-base worker Paul DAM - shows recurring facial scars.] [Ex- base worker Heinrich WESTBORG - says friends dying.] Dr. Hugh Zacharia reported treating Danish patients with unexplainable skin disease. All patients with disease noted being ex-base workers in Thule, Greenland. Some Danes noted cleaning up radioactive debris without observing proper precautions. Danish government noted beginning study of workers still living. Some workers noted filing suit against United States government for radiation poisoning. US workers mentioned being given most hazardous jobs.
- Fenton, Tom;
- Rather, Dan
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