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Med.: Nuclear Plant Safety #559262

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 17, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reported seeking people who lived near Hanford nuclear complex in WA; details given of radioactive emissions. Report introduced.

(Hanford Nuclear Reservation, WA: David Burrington) Residents near nuclear facility noted complaining for years with regard to radioactive emissions. [MAN - welcomes government radiation study.] Emission in December 1949 recalled. Residents in surrounding area noted receiving more radiation than victims of Chernobyl, USSR , accident. [Farmer Tom BAILEY - says cancer rate in area is high.] [Dr. Samuel MILHEM - says cancer rate in area is lower than expected.] Federal study noted taking 5 years

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Burrington, David
Duration:
00:02:10

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