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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement of new segment on important issues in "American agenda" given. Report introduced.
(Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania: Ned Potter) Environment and both dangers and future of atomic energy featured; details given, scenes shown from Three Mile Island area and various nuclear plants. "Greenhse. effect" and global warming mentioned. [Senator Tim. WIRTH - says nuclear power must be pursued.] State of nuclear research and plant development examined. [Pro-nuclear lobbyist Harold FINGER - says no one has been killed by atomic energy except at Chernobyl, USSR , plant.] [WIRTH - comments on environmental and nuclear energy.] Lack of alternatives to atomic energy detailed. [Union of Concerned Scientists Robert POLLARD - discusses problems.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Decisions in Massachusetts and Nebraska to continue development of nuclear plants recalled.
- Jennings, Peter;
- Potter, Ned
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