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Henderson, Nevada / Explosion #562567

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Details recalled of rocket fuel plant explosion in Henderson, NV; death toll given. Report introduced.

(Henderson, NV: Don Oliver) Scenes shown of debris from explosions. Amateur photographer's video of explosions shown and discussed. [Marshmallow factory WORKER - describes explosions.] Death toll noted low; number injured given. Explosions' damage to surrounding area featured; details given, scenes shown. Cause of explosion unknown; county officials quoted. Empls. reported calling news agencies and claiming plant unsafe for years

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Rocket fuel produced at plant noted used by NASA's shuttle program. Defense officials quoted with regard to impact of plant's destruction upon military operations.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Oliver, Don
Duration:
00:02:50

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