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Nuclear Plants / Bay City #260830

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 03, 1979
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(Studio) Three Mile Island nuclear power Plant accident recalled bringing question of nuclear safety to public's attention.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Bay City, Texas) Questions arising from fact that safety inspectors at south Texas nuclear project are trained and paid by construction company examined; project said serving Houston, San Antonio and Austin upon completion. Films shown. [Former inspector Dan SWAZY - recalls what happened when safety violations were reported; notes that inspections were halted altogether for 5 mos.] Quality supervise for plant's contractor, Brown and Root, Tom Gammon, said admitting that there have been problems. [GAMMON - comments on incidents.] [NRC's responsibility for such plants noted. [NRC spokesperson Carl SEIFRIG - says commission didn't interview all the men named by Swazy.] Brown and Root reported firing Swazy; details given.
REPORTER: George Krile

(Studio) More detailed report on Bay City project announced for tomorrow's broadcast of "October Mag."; Representative Henry Gonzalez reported bringing south Texas project to attention of NRC and Justice Department last April. NRC spokesperson quoted with regard to investigation; Gonzalez aide response noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Krile, George

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