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Uranium Mines / Cancer #512631

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 20, 1980
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(Studio) Report with regard to United States government ignoring of health problems involved in uranium mining introduced
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(No location given) Atomic Energy Commission film of atomic blast shown. [Former uranium miner Rell FREDERICK - talks about lung cancer he got as result of mining.] Death of Navajo Indian who mined uranium reported Tape shown. Evidence of official cover-up dangers from working in mines said to exist. [Former assistant director of Colorado board of health Jack TORREY - explains reasons for not warning miners.] Atomic Energy Commission film of mine shown. Atomic Energy Commission and United States Public Health Service documents with regard to health hazards shown. [Former Atomic Energy Commission director of New York safety lab Dr. Merrill EISENBUD - says Atomic Energy Commission divorced itself legally from responsibility for miners' safety, but they did have a moral obligation.] [Former Atomic Energy Commission director of health and safety in western United States Ralph BATIE - says no one was interested in safety.] [Former Head, of Atomic Energy Commission raw materials office - defends his record.] [Former uranium miner Val SNOW - comments with regard to deaths of his friends.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Reporter(s):
Bazell, Robert;
Savitch, Jessica
Duration:
00:05:20

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