NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 15, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Anger by Ohio resident over report that government knew nuclear power plant was causing radioactive pollution reported Report introduced.
(Fernald, Ohio: Jennifer McLogan) Nuclear power plant in Fernald featured; details given of threat from radioactive leakage, scenes shown. [Resident Lisa CRAWFORD - says people feel they have been damaged.] [Resident Theresa WILHELM -says father got sick working at plant.] [Ex-plant worker Herbert KELLY - discusses damaged health.] Plant reported processing uranium for use in nuclear weapons and for government's energy reactors. [Energy Department spokesperson James REAFSNYDER - says there was lack of funding in 1970s.] Beginning of investigation at Fernald plant by Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies noted.
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