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REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Conflicting reports since beginning of accident on Wednesday outlined, incl. denial of radiation leaks by Metropolitan Edison spokesperson [Lieutenant Governor William SCRANTON - comments with regard to power company's misleading of officials.] [Met. Edward vice president Jack HERBEIN - says system functioned as designed; no catastrophic accident occurred.] Conflicting accts. of accident, as given by Metropolitan Edison and Bingham Willamette Company, makers of pump involved stated, shown on screen. [On Thursday, HEREEIN - says plant is stable.] John Comey of Pennsylvania Emergency Mgt. Agency, Governor Richard Thornburgh and NRC spokesperson Frank Ingraham quoted Friday with regard to uncontrolled release of radiation.
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron
- Aaron, Betsy;
- Cronkite, Walter
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