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Nuclear Power Plants / Controversy #236642

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 1975
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(Studio) President' energy proposal to step up construction of nuclear power plants comes under attack by Ralph Nader and group of scientists warning of environmental hazards.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Morris, Illinois) Across cntry., work postponed or canceled on 60% of nuclear power plants under construction or planned. Many of working nuclear power plants in US do bad job. Breakdowns chronic; costs inflationary. [Former licensing director Atomic Energy Commission John O'LEARY - says costs high; reliability low.] Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) planning to use nuclear power for all future growth. [Commonwealth Edison Vice President Byron LEE - thinks nuclear power best bet economically, environmentally.] Commonwealth Edison film shown. [MIT Dr. Henry KENDALL - says nuclear wastes extremely dangerous; it's hard to provide needed precautions day in and day out to maintain safety standards.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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