ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 02, 1979
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency estimate on cost of cleaning radioactive waste and chemical dumps in United States given. Chemical dumps at Love Canal, Niagara Falls, New York, and radium dump near Denver, Colorado, mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Background on radium use in Colorado given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Denver, Colorado) Herbert Gelforth and cat "Sparky" noted as having been continuously exposed to harmful radiation from lab he works in and the cat lives in. Lab noted as having been condemned and in process of closing. Radiation levels of lab given. [Colorado health department spokesperson Dr. Stan FERGUSON - comments with regard to relation of leukemia and lung cancer to radiation levels.] Chuck Mattson and Tom Stauch, emps. of Colorado health depts.,shown checking radiation levels. Details of findings given. Mattson's accidental discovery of high radiation in residential area reported Federal Energy Department aerial team photography of Denver area shown, discussed.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer (KBTV newstape)
(Studio) Utah officials concern with regard to high levels of radioactive fallout reported Government report with regard to plutonium in Utah noted. Open-air nuclear testing in 1950's mentioned.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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