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Washington / Nuclear Dump #260899

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 04, 1979
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(Studio) Washington Governor Dixy Lee Ray reported temporarily closing nuclear waste storage dump; Ray's support for nuclear power mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Olympia, WA) Hanford Nuclear Reservation said storage facility for low-level nuclear waste since World War II; criticism of waste's transport and pkging. outlined. Ray, former commissioner of Atomic Energy Cmsn., recalled asking government to tighten standards repeatedly; details given. [RAY - says SC, New York and Washington notified government earlier in year that improperly pkgd. and shipped materials would not be tolerated; announces shutdown of site until NRC takes action.] Three Mile Island mentioned.
REPORTER: Ray Walters

Cronkite, Walter;
Walters, Ray

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