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Energy / Report / Nuclear Problems #245723

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 04, 1976
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(Studio) Interior Department reports energy use dropped for 2nd year Reasons noted. Oil provides 1/2 United States energy; nuclear energy accounts for 3% of United States energy.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Morris, Illinois) G.E. atomic fuel reprocessing factory turned out to be unworkable.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Barnwell, SC) Nuclear fuel recycling supposed to be developed at plant here. Plant still not open; cost overrun cited. Reasons for delay of new technology noted. [Allied General Nuclear Services Eugene SCHUBERT - notes technical problems.] Nuclear critics say plant's product, plutonium, is too dangerous. [Natural Resources Defense Council Gustave SPETH - cites cncl.'s objections to plutonium.] The unused $250 million facility referred to as largest "white elephant" of nuclear age. Unanswered questions noted.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Reporter(s):
Schakne, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:04:00

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