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American Agenda (Environment: Nuclear Plant Clean Ups) #118677

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 26, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(DC: Barry Serafin) Costly problem of how to deal with, and clean up, American's nuclear weapons plants featured. [Colorado Governor Roy ROMER - says a crisis is about to happen.] How nuclear weapons plants' conds. got so bad reviewed. [Governor Mike SYNAR - says product has preceded safety; talks about cleanup costs.] Estimates of cleanup costs from Energy Department, Congress and GAO outlined on screen. [SYNAR - says this will be very expensive cleanup.] Rocky Flats, Colorado, plant cited as example; scenes shown of plant called most polluted in American [Rocky Flats plant spokesperson Dominick SANCHINI -says plant will pay Environmental Protection Agency judgement and be reimbursed by Energy Department] Plant's waste disposal problem noted. [ID Governor Cecil ANDRUS - explains why his state will no longer receive Rocky Flats' waste.] [ROMER - comments on waste disposal problem.] Waste disposal solutions cited: Energy Department's plan to house nuclear waste in New Mexico tunnels and Savannah River, SC, plant's use of new technology [ROMER - says mess must be cleaned up.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Cleanup cost figs. reviewed.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:04:40

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