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Lyons, Kansas / Nuclear Waste Storage #215619

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 21, 1971
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(Studio) Nuclear waste may be buried in salt mine below Lyons, Kansas.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Lyons, Kansas) Opposition to project coming from outside Lyons; towns people welcome project. [Walter PILE - says project way to serve others; acknowledges, accepts risks.] [Kansas Sierra Club Spokesperson Ronald BAXTER - says opposing project to force Atomic Energy Commission establish safety plans.] Atomic Energy Commission conducted some studies, says risks negligible. [BAXTER - says Atomic Energy Commission going about project in same manner as other places where safety proved less than expected.] [Lyons Newspaper Editor John SAYLER - says boils down to trusting AEC; will do what says will do.] [Dewey WEDEL - says rather have project in Lyons, if out of control only lose 10,000 people.]
REPORTER: Bill Walker

Mudd, Roger;
Walker, Bill

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