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A Closer Look (Recycling Danger) #187960

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 24, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Announcement by Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson of the investigation into whether workers at government facilities were exposed to dangerous radiation reported.

(Oak Ridge, Tennessee: Barry Serafin) The government's problem of what to do with the radioactive metal in the abandoned nuclear power plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, examined; details given of the project to treat the metal and then recycle it. [Manufacturing Science Corporation Jim McANALLY - defends recycling.] [Nuclear Information and Resource Service Diane D'ARRIGO - lists the products in which this material may wind up.] [Energy Department Steve RICHARDSON, Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers Union Richard MILLER - offer differing opinions on the recycling.] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Malcolm KNAPP - admits there is no national standard for acceptable radioactive levels in nickel.] [Representative Ron KLINK - raises questions.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The amount of scrap metal from nuclear facilities around the country noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Serafin, Barry

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