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Nuclear Plants / Pennsylvania Accident / Economic Effects #263269

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 02, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Possibility of Three Mile Island nuclear plant area's contamination, especially to large number of dairy farms cited; economy impact of dairy farms here outlined. [Pennsylvania secretary of agriculture Penrose HALLOWELL - talks about precautionary measures state's taking with regard to dairy products.] Effect of crisis on real estate and utilities reported; Hershey and Pennsylvania Dutch complex noted as major tourist attractions.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Ins. payments for relocation claims due to nuclear plant accident reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Evacuation of pregnant women and preschool children at Pennsylvania gov.'s order recalled; reimbursement of relocation costs to refugees by American Nuclear Ins., insurers group representative Metropolitan Edison, Company, detailed. Ins. company expectation with regard to evacuees return to homes noted not in agreement with refugees themselves. [Eileen and Edward BENNINGHOVE - comment.] Ins. company acceptance of claims only for evacuation costs and residents fears with regard to losses beyond actual evacuation noted. [Richard BUZZARD - wonders if he will recoup any property investments; if not, believes he has claim against Met. Edward] Lack of radiation-damage claims and insurance group attitude toward such claims cited.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard;
Wagner, Richard

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