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Nuclear Plants / California Vote / Diablo Canyon #244955

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 02, 1976
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(Studio) California to vote in June on construction of nuclear power plants.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Diablo Canyon, California) Nuclear plant begun here in 1968; $1 billion spent. It's not producing electricity for Pacific Gas and Electric Company due to potential effects of earthquake. Plant designed to withstand shock of Richter scale 6.75 quake. In 1971, oil company geologists found underwater fault near plant. United States Geological Survey says fault responsible for 1972 quake of 7.25. Pacific Gas and Electric geologists blame 1927 quake on distant fault. Nuclear Regulatory Commission must decide. [NRC Robert ENGELKEN - explains how decision will be made.] [Project director, William LINDBLAD - says will make modifications to prove plant safe.] California voters to decide in June on safety of nuclear plants.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Reporter(s):
Schieffer, Bob;
Wagner, Richard
Duration:
00:02:40

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