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HEW's massive nuclear probe

No one has died, and perhaps no one will, but the lingering effects of radiation from the nuclear accident at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island continue to haunt local residents, to say nothing of the neighbors of nuclear facilities elsewhere in the U.S. To ease those fears, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joseph A. Califano Jr. last week made good on a promise: he announced details of a four-pronged, long-range study of all families and plant workers possibly affected by last March's near disaster.

The massive project marks a grim...

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