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California Proposal 15 / Nuclear Energy #245852

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 10, 1976
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(Studio) In California June 8 primary, measure to be voted on would make future construction of nuclear plants in California contingent on 2/3 okay of California legislature
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(California) Edison Company film shows nuclear reactor. [Nuclear engineer Dr. Paul LORENZINI - says need nuclear energy to take United States from its dependence on for. oil.] [Dr. Paul PESONEN - notes risks of nuclear energy.] California voters to vote on issue. Pros and cons of proposition noted. [Nuclear power critic Ralph NADER - explains hazards of nuclear plants.] [LORENZINI - cites nuclear power safety record.] [WOMAN - cites argument for nuclear energy to California voter.] Safety is overriding issue.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Browns Ferry, Alabama) In March `75, workman started fire at Alabama nuclear plant. Accident detailed.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(California) [Chairperson "Yes on 15" Dr. Paul PESONEN - says federal agencies that regulate nuclear power are completely in bed with the utilities.] [Southern California Edison Company Howard ALLEN - notes plant safeguards against runaway accident.] Election results to be landmark in development of US nuclear power.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Federal government report says it's technologically feasible to manage radioactive wastes safely. Nuclear power opponents say nuclear industry hasn't set up good safety record with regard to waste disposal.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Wagner, Richard

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