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Nuclear Plant Safety Inspections #263270

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 02, 1979
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(Studio) NRC order to utilities using Babcock and Wilcox equipment like that used at Harrisburg to run safety check reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Middletown, Pennsylvania) Operating reactors in 6 states and plans for installation of similar reactors at 8 other locations by Babcock and Wilcox reported; map shown. NRC instructions to operators of existing reactors detailed, incl. human error factor. Instructions shown on screen. Call for closing of all Babcock and Wilcox reactors since Pennsylvania accident cited. [Union of Concerned Scientists spokesperson at congress hearing, Robert POLLARD - says plants should be shut down to determine safety; notes NRC stance.] [Energy Secretary James SCHLESINGER - responds.] Expansion of nuclear reactor inspections by NRC, include daily checks of Babcock and Wilcox reactors by NRC reported.
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

Cronkite, Walter;
Sawyer, Diane

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