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Nuclear Energy / Supreme Court / Getty Oil Co. / Waste #243692

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 08, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court upholds lower court decision that Nuclear Regulatory Cmsn. had authority to approve construction of nuclear plant next to national lakeshore, Indiana Dunes. Environmentalists had challenged location. Problem of nuclear waste is of concern environmentally; both economy and scientifically it's unsolved problem.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(W. Valley, New York) Getty Oil Company is abandoning 10-yr. effort at reprocessing nuclear fuel; is leaving behind plant south of Buffalo, New York, and buried nuclear waste which must be disposed of by as yet undeveloped technology. Environmentalists express concern with regard to matter. [Sierra Club spokesperson Marvin RESNIKOFF - notes length of radioactive life of waste containing plutonium and danger in leaving it.] Nuclear Fuel Services Incorporated's purpose was to reprocess nuclear fuel, but only lost money on project. (Nuclear Services film shown.) Govt. regulatory agencies say waste should be solidified and reburied elsewhere; New York's problem is payment for process. [New York assemblyman William HOYT - notes estimated cost; says state doesn't have technology to deal with matter and United States government has moral responsibility to take care of problem.] Federal report on alternate ways of eliminating waste noted; in

Cronkite, Walter

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