CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 13, 1979
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(Studio) Closing of 5 nuclear power plants by Nuclear Regulatory Commission due to suspected safety defects reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Plants involved noted as Beaver Valley, Surry Units 1 and 2, Fitzpatrick, and Maine Yankee. Cmsn.'s findings with regard to safety of plants in event of earthquake outlined; Gravel Neck, Virginia, film shown. Boston firm, Stone and Webster, alleged to have made computer error in construction of plants. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesperson Harold DENTON - comments.] Discovery of error detailed. NRC official quoted with regard to other power plants. Effects of shutdowns on eastern coast energy use stated.
REPORTER: Jim McManus
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