Search the Archive

Nevada / Nuclear Test Sites #558466

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 26, 1987
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Salt Lake City, UT: Don Oliver) Area residents' concern over health threats from radiation leaks at government's underground test sites in NV explained, discussed; scenes shown. [US Geological Service spokesperson Jack EVERNDEN - explains geological issues.] 1970 accident and number others since then recalled. [Lawrence Livermore Lab spokesperson Dr. James CAROTHERS - denies danger at present.] Unanticipated problems during tests dubbed Mighty Oak in 1986 and Midas Smith in 1984 reviewed. [Defense Department consultant Byron RISTEVT - acknowledges possible error in location of Midas Smith test.] Critics' charge that econs. and SDI/Star Wars research are compromising safety noted.

Reporter(s):
Chung, Connie;
Oliver, Don
Duration:
00:02:10

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.