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Nuclear Plants / Pennsylvania Accident #262906

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 31, 1979
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(Studio) Babcock and Wilcox unit of J. Ray McDonald (sic. See correction later.) designer of Three Mile Island plant said to have designed 8 others. Possibility that other 8 plants may be vulnerable to same kind of accident noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Cleveland, Ohio) Davis-Bessie nuclear plant on Lake Erie said shut down for repairs. Failure of coolant system at plant soon after construction noted. [Plant superintendent Terry MURRAY - says plant's problems have not been serious.] Babcock and Wilcox firm said under contract for 2 more reactors at this plant.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Crystal River nuclear plant, Florida) Committee of nuclear experts employed by Florida Power reported to have met at Crystal River nuclear plant to discuss emergency procedures. Noted that feedwater system at plant was constructed by Babcock and Wilcox. Film shown courtesy of Florida Power Corp. [Florida Power Public Information Officer - describes differences between Crystal River plant and Three Mile Island plant.]
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

(Rancho Seco nuclear plant, California) Report with regard to this Babcock and Wilcox designed plant given. NRC reported to have allowed Rancho Seco to keep operating. [Senior nuclear engineer Daniel WHITNEY - says company has made no changes as result of Three Mile Island accident.] Anti-nuclear protest outside plant shown. Arrests noted.

(Studio) Correction: Babcock and Wilcox said unit of J. Ray McDermott, not J. Ray McDonald.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Dow, David;
Kelley, Chris;
Schieffer, Bob;
Teichner, Martha

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