NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 05, 1979
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(Studio) Beginning of Karen Silkwood trial in Oklahoma reported; background of case given, involving alleged hazardous plutonium product
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Silkwood death in 1974 recalled; photos, films shown. Empl. of Silkwood at Kerr-McGee plutonium plant and ensuing claims by Silkwood of industry negligence by Kerr-McGee outlined. 1975 film shown; Silkwood's chgs. against company detailed. Plutonium contamination of Silkwood recalled. Suspicions surrounding Silkwood's death examined. Lawsuit details given. [Silkwood family lawyer James IKARD - comments.] Kerr-McGee position with regard to possible self-contamination of Silkwood and motives for it noted. [Kerr-McGee Corporation spokesperson William TEAGUE - comments.] Silkwood case noted as drawing anti-nuclear activists.
REPORTER: Dianne Wildman
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