CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 14, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) Uranium-producing nuclear plant in Fernald, Ohio, reported releasing radioactive contamination. During Congress hearing re: nuclear safety, Department of Energy disclosed that it was aware of contamination. [Representative Thomas LUKEN - accuses Energy Department of criminal warfare.] [Witness Joe CARVITTI - says radioactive spill caused his father to die of liver cancer.] [Witness Charles ZINSER - compares cover-up of accident to that of Chernobyl, USSR .] Energy Department memos quoted on screen. [Voice of Thomas LUKEN - comments on situation.] [Citizens Group spokesperson Lisa CRAWFORD - comments on uranium emissions.] Energy Department's legal strategy detailed.
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