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Nuclear Plant / Pennsylvania Accident #262839

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 29, 1979
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(Studio) Critics chgs. with regard to accident and ind spokesperson's response cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Middletown, Pennsylvania) Continued radioactive emissions from Three Mile Island nuclear power plant and Nuclear Regulatory Commission report with regard to radiation levels rptd Films shown. Airborne radiation said detected 10 miles away. Sen Gary Hart and congress delegation's briefing at site by power co officials noted. [HART - comments.] Radiation levels at site said still too high for employee exposure. Concern of local officials with regard to farm land contamination cited. [Radiation physics professor Ernest STERNGLASS - says there is incrd. risk to pregnant women; calls for their evacuation.] Middletown residents' concern noted. [Peggy REYNOLDS - comments.] Officials' statement with regard to safety of area residents reported Problem re: removal of radioactive water from reactor building before cleanup can be completed considered.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

(DC) House subcommittee hearing with regard to reasons for Three Mile Island accident detailed. [NRC chairperson Joseph HENDRIE - talks about radiation exposure levels; compares to x-rays.] Accident detailed; diagram shown. Remaining questions with regard to accident listed.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) Radiation exposure levels explained, using Goldsboro, Pennsylvania, as example.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert;
Shepard, Gary

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