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Nuclear Safety / Miller #245893

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 12, 1976
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(Studio) Report on nuclear energy safety.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nuclear Regulatory Commission consultant, Prof. Keith Miller, says government computer predictions about nuclear safety aren't reliable. [MILLER - says computer predictions unreliable. Computer codes inadequate to the complexity of the problem.] Director of safety research for N.R.C. says Miller wrong. [Dr. Herbert KAUTS - says Miller out of his math field. He's not an engineer.] 5 other government consultants tell CBS they agree with Miller. Miller says no new nuclear power plants should be licensed.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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