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Plutonium Use Delayed #240381

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 09, 1975
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(Studio) In government policy change, nuclear regulatory commission orders delay in use of plutonium for power plants.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Latest ruling to have no impact on 55 generating plants already in operation, but plans for nuclear expansion can be affected. [Dep. director Argonne National Lab. Dr. Robert LANEY - thinks absence of plutonium as fuel is very serious loss.] [President atomic industry forum Dr. Carl WALSKE - says if plutonium recycled, centuries of nuclear power use available; without it nuclear power to last only decades.] Plutonium very dangerous to handle. [Businessmen for public interest David COMEY - believes if repercussions unknown, wait and see attitude should be taken re: plutonium.] Washington, DC to require survey of safety procedures and estimate of cost before final decision made with regard to plutonium. Ind.'s arguments for plutonium use outlined.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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