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America Close Up (Environment: Nuclear Defense Plants) #588503

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 01, 1992
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(Studio: Stone Phillips) Nuclear defense plants having severe environmental problems listed.

(Los Alamos: Robert Bazell) Problem of radiation leaked from Los Alamos National Laboratory into the air and ground of surrounding towns examined; scenes shown from Los Alamos, New Mexico. [Residents Shanni Mills GARRISON, Sonya LUJAN - describe their daughters' brain cancers.] Federal and state officials noted planning to investigate the radiation levels. [Lab's deputy director Dr. James JACKSON, lab's emission monitor unit's Dr. David NUCOBSON - offer differing opinions on the safety issue.] Families of cancer victims noted suing the lab about the radiation dangers.

(Studio: Stone Phillips) Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Bazell, Robert;
Phillips, Stone

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