Blast’s ties to cancer unclear

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Louis Harris, a former Augusta Chronicle editor, filmed a nuclear blast in 1953 and later died of cancer.

Did an atomic test 56 years ago this Tuesday bring on the cancer that later took the life of his father, Augusta Chronicle Editor Louis Harris, who witnessed the event?

“I personally always thought that could be a connection,” he said of the Nevada nuclear blast near Yucca Flats that Mr. Harris witnessed on St. Patrick’s Day 1953 and wrote about in The Chronicle .

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