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PRI's Environmental News Magazine

...And Savannah River

Air Date: Week of July 24, 1992

Steve talks with John Winters of the Augusta, Georgia Chronicle, about releases of radioactive materials into the atmosphere around South Carolina's Savannah River Site in the early years of the weapons plant's operation. Winters' search through archival documents revealed that relatively large releases were routine part of the manufacture of components for thermonuclear weapons. Studies are now underway to determine whether the releases may have had any impact on human health.

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