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Nuclear Plants / Security and Safety #112301

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Greenwood) Issues of security and safety at nation's nuclear weapons plants featured; details given, scenes shown. [At investigation, Senator John GLENN, Energy Department spokesperson Richard DUVAL - discuss security.] [Energy Secretary John HERRINGTON - says President Reagan and self will not operate unsafe reactors.] Shutting down of Colorado's Rocky Flats plutonium processing facility and SC's Savannah River plant examined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Report from Pentagon that nuclear weapons product will be affected and tritium stockpile will be depleted if Savannah River plant remains closed detailed. [Pentagon spokesperson Robert PARKER - explains cannibalization of weapons due to tritium shortage.]

Greenwood, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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