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Special Assignment (Atomic Power / GE) #106704

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 03, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Cincinnati, Ohio: Bettina Gregory) Depiction of atomic power plant problems in movie "China Syndrome", shown courtesy of Columbia Pictures, and their factual basis reported [President MHB Associates Dale BRIDENBAUGH - cites actual events paralleling movie events.] Bridenbaugh's earlier charges against General Elec. Company's lack of safety in their atomic power plants recalled. GE's confidential Reed Report, a 1975 study of their power plants, detailed. [GE chief nuclear scientist Dr. Bertram WOLFE - says report not intended for wide dissemination.] [BRIDENBAUGH - tells why General Electric Company did not release report] NRC's response to Reed Report noted. [NRC spokesperson Victor STELLO - says nothing in report that government did not know.] GE's modification of plants following report discussed; scenes shown. [Union of Concerned Scientists spokesperson Robert POLLARD - says General Electric Company says plant design was vague.] [WOLFE - explains preliminary design.] [Representative Dennis ECKART - lists problems in General Electric Company plants found by Reed Report] Costs to Cleveland, Ohio, Perry Plant after modifications and possible resulting consumer costs detailed on screen. [Ohio consumer advocate William SPRATLEY - explains costs of Perry plant and Zimmer plant to Ohio.] Lawsuits against General Electric Company noted.

Reporter(s):
Gregory, Bettina;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:04:40

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