TV host holding a fishing rod.
Interview with Dr. Richard F. Foster, manager of the Aquatic Biology Division at the Hanford plant
His work is to study aquatic life in the Columbia River
Freudian slip: Òwe have a u-nuke kind of effluent in the Columbia RiverÓ
Various plankton, clams, crayfish, fish (bullhead, sturgeon), etc. in jars are examined
They gather specimens, cremate them, then measure radioactivity in counter
They also take water samples in special depth-weighted bottles
The results: fish pick up small amounts of radioactive material, Ònot at all hazardous.Ó ÒFrom this angle, the operation of the plant is quite safe.Ó
Interview with Science Student of the Week: Doyle Burke, senior at Columbia High School.
His winning exhibit: a mounted and assembled dog skeleton, won prize in Zoology and first prize in science fair
His work sponsored by GE and the Atomic Energy Commission
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