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Radioactive Contamination / Wildfires #635281

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 01, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Richland, WA: Dan Lothian) Concerns about health risks from radioactive contamination following the wildfires around the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state featured. [Washington state department of health Debra McBAUGH - explains what is being looked for.] [Nuclear and radiation safety expert Majmedin MESHKATI - says Hanford is the most polluted area in the western hemisphere.] [Government Accountability Project Tom CARPENTIER - says the federal government does not have a wildfire policy.] Experts' advice on cleanup of nuclear waste to prevent wildfire disasters outlined on screen. [Yesterday, Secretary of Energy Bill RICHARDSON - says these natural disasters will not harm our federal facilities.]

Lothian, Dan;
Seigenthaler, John

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