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Nuclear Power Slowdown #251849

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 07, 1977
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(Studio) Admin. makes decision with regard to nuclear power which will affect future. Uses of uranium and plutonium noted. (Films shown.)
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter announces plutonium to no longer be pushed as reactor fuel. [CARTER - cites reasons decision made.] Clinch River, Tennessee, reactor project noted. (Film and ERDA model of plant shown.) Environmentalists say questions with regard to reactor's fate will be misunderstood by other ntns. [Friends of the Earth spokesperson Jeffrey KNIGHT - says if ntns. suspect US motive is to try to catch up, then it loses credibility.] Ind. spokesperson say tactic won't work as international lever. [Atomic Ind. Forum spokesperson Carl WALSKY - says decision won't help get other ntns. to curb own product] Admin. says it's hoped this will be 1st step in stopping proliferation.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Carter cuts back funds for Barnwell, SC, project.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Barnwell, SC) Advantages of plant to area noted. [GM dealer John LOWERY - says no one there concerned with nuclear part of plant.] [WBAW radio station owner Joe WILDER - can't believe government would turn away from asset like it.] [Supermarket owner Reid BOYLESTON - is disappointed; notes France and Britain have such facilities.] Barnwell city manager T. Edward Richardson's concern with regard to halt to project noted. [RICHARDSON - they hate to see it stop with Barnwell.] Carter has also proposed halt to Richard Russell Dam in SC; some residents and representatives object to moves.
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

Aaron, Betsy;
Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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