ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 22, 1978
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(Studio) Mtg. in Washington, DC between Utah Governor Scott Matheson and Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano about chance that abnormally high cancer rate in south Utah may be linked to nuclear tests in Nevada detailed.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Saint George, UT) United States conduct of above-ground nuclear tests in NV, about 100 mile from Saint George, UT, in Red Hills, from 1951-58 noted. Defense Department film shown. Series of photos, taken by man from bluff overlooking Saint George, also shown. Recent renewal of concern about fallout stated. [Irma THOMAS - says friends are dropping over.] Mrs. Thomas' report about high rate of cancer on her block given. Case of high school sports standout Jeff Bradshaw, who has contracted Hodgkin's disease, reported [BRADSHAW - had to quit scholarship education at North Arizona Univ. due to illness. Feels he could have done more than just college sports.] Photos shown. [Thyroid cancer victim Dave TIMOTHY - states reaction to situation.] [Energy Department spokesperson David MILLER - says only way to determine cause of cancer problem in UT is epidemiological study.] [Mrs. THOMAS - says irreparable damage has been done.]
REPORTER: Tom Schell
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