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Cancer Links / Atomic Blasts / Asbestos #501346

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 08, 1979
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(Studio) "Washington Post" report noted that government ignored evidence in 1965 that-atomic explosions in Nevada could be linked to leukemia in UT. Use of Freedom of Info. Act reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) File footage shown. Details given about fallout from Nevada atomic tests reaching west Utah towns like Saint George. Public Health Service study of leukemia cases in area described. [Study author Edward WEISS - discusses possibility that not enough study was done on leukemia link.] Department of Energy film shown.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(Studio) Testimony to congress committee with regard to risk to children in schools using asbestos in building reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Recent national survey of asbestos use in schools noted. Details given about congress hearings. [Representative George MILLER - comments on fact that OSHA standards for asbestos don't apply to nonind. sites.] [Yale Univ. spokesperson Dr. Robert SAWYER - states concern about exposing children to disease whose symptoms are delayed.] Environment Defense Fund lawsuit with regard to situation outlined., Ind. response reported Estimated cost of repairing schools in New York City alone cited.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Chancellor, John;
Rowan, Ford;
Savitch, Jessica;
Wallace, Chris

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