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Nuclear Safety #333775

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 16, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Deborah Potter) Energy Department reported releasing tomorrow formerly secret medical histories of nuclear weapons plant workers; high rates of lung cancer and leukemia found among workers at one weapons plant in 1970's mentioned. [Nuclear health researcher Dr. Alice STEWART, in 1985, Department of Energy Robert COCHRAN, Senator John GLENN, Natural Resources Defense Council Dan REICHER - comment.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Rock Flats, Colorado: Bruce Morton) Plant workers' difficulty in getting workers compensation for health problems examined; closed Rocky Flats, Colorado, weapons plant featured; lack of safety concern detailed. [John Schamper's widow Anna SCHAMPER, lawyer Bruce DIMOSKY, Rocky Flats employee Tony RICHTER, Dr. Greg WILKINSON, retired employer Marvin THIELSON, occupational medicine specialist Dr. Lee NEWMAN - comment.] FBI raid of plant noted resulting in closure and firing of contractor Rockwell. [Department of Energy Rocky Flats manager Bob NELSON, SCHAMPER, DIMOSKY - talk about safety.]

Reporter(s):
Morton, Bruce;
Potter, Deborah;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:05:20

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