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Nuclear Plants / NRC #263291

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 20, 1979
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(Studio) Questions raised with regard to competence of training of technicians operating nuclear power Plants in NRC reports noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Technician incompetence as reflected in Three Mile Island nuclear plant investigation listed on screen; ntnwide. sampling of NRC licensing tests reviewed. Results listed. Lack of junior technician training re: emergency situations reported discovered by NRC investigation. [NRC commission John AREARNE - notes lack of training for emergency situations.] [NRC operator licensing chief Paul COLLINS - responds.] NRC inspection and enforcement staff's warnings to Three Mile Island plant a year ago with regard to work force recalled; April, 1978, NRC report quoted on screen.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) Decr. in temperature of reactor at Three Mile Island reported Radioactive leaks at Maine Yankee and Millstone II nuclear plants last month disclosed; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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