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South Carolina / Nuclear Waste #186619

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 01, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Aiken, SC: John Martin) The failure of government efforts to clean up radioactive nuclear waste from weapons production along the Savannah River featured; scenes shown from the processing plant built by the Energy Department; details given of how the plant's "in tank precipitation" system worked. [Former Energy Department engineer Herman BRANDT - says the DOE was playing with fire because toxic benzene was created.] The high cost of this failed system cited. [Representative John DINGELL, Undersecretary of Energy Ernest MONIZ - admit the plant does not work.]

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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