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American Agenda (Environment: Nuclear Power) #122956

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 08, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(ID National Engineering Lab.: Ned Potter) Controversy over danger of nuclear plants versus need for product of elements needed for nuclear weapons featured; battle over Idaho National Engineering Lab., at which Energy Department would like to build a "Special Isotope Separation" plant to purify plutonium for nuclear weapons detailed. [Senator James McCLURE - says United States depends on nuclear weapons.] [Local Republican leader Mark STUBBS - says we don't want pollution to kill us.] Radiation problems at nuclear plants across the nation reviewed; map shown. [ID resident Carla SHOCKEY - expresses concern over contamination issue.] Storage of nuclear waste at Idaho plant noted. [STUBBS - says in ID, "environmentalist" is usually a bad word.] [Rancher Ernest FRANCE - says we need to be open to changes.] [Pro-nuclear leader Jim REED - says United States can't trust Mikhail Gorbachev, so we need weapons.] [McCLURE - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned

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