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New Mexico / Wildfires / Nuclear Plants #1001200

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Los Alamos, New Mexico: Janet Shamlian) The wildfire approaching the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory in New Mexico featured; scenes shown of the flames, people leaving and in a shelter in a casino. [Lab director Charles McMILLAN†- says our facilities and nuclear materials are protected and safe.] [Evacuees Juan Carlos CASIAS†, MAN, John PHILLIPS†- comment.] [Los Alamos County fire chief Doug TUCKER†- says we don’t plan on losing any structures.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The lab’s preparations for the encroaching fire featured; details given about what is stored there, including plutonium, uranium and radioactive nuclear waste, and a report criticizing the lab’s safety management. [Project on Government Oversight Peter STOCKTON†- notes the potential impact on the PF4 storage area.] [Nuclear Watch New Mexico director Jay COGHLAN†- worries about the drums of radioactive waste in Area G.] [Lab operations director Carl BEARD†- says he doesn’t see where the public is going to have an impact.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Threats to 2 nuclear facilities in Nebraska from rising floodwaters updated; map shown.

Williams, Brian;
Shamlian, Janet;
Myers, Lisa

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