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Tidal Plant / Maine #237481

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1975
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(Studio) Report on revived interest in dormant idea.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Passamaquoddy Bay, ME) Franklin D. Roosevelt had idea to harness tide to make electricity. He pumped $7 million into project before Congress stopped him. Town near project site has 18% unemployment. Diagram shows how plan for tidal energy works. Plants operate at La Rance, France and Barents Sea in USSR . United States Army Corps of Engineers says source could supply 1/5 of New England's energy. [Army Corps Engineers John LESLIE - says tide constant and predictable.] Time lapse photography shows high tides in ME bay. [Tidal project advocate June REAVEY - says it's great natural resource and should be used. Congress might appropriate $1 billion for project.] To take 15 years for FDR's project to work as bargain.

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike

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