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Nuclear Plants / Oyster Creek / Three Mile Island #264102

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 03, 1979
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(Studio) Details given of equipment malfunction and reactor shutdown at General Public Utilities' Oyster Creek, New Jersey, nuclear plant; General Public noted owners of Three Mile Island plant. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano quoted re: revised estimate of radiation released during Three Mile Island accident.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Califano said placing blame of statistical confusion on inadequate monitoring at time of accident; details given. Interpretation of statistics in relationship to incrd. cancer rate of area given. [CALIFANO - cites cancer death risks involved.] Continued incrd. risk to workers at plant as well as pregnant women cited. [CALIFANO - says uncertainty in radiation science is Inevitable for many years to come.]
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

Mudd, Roger;
Sawyer, Diane

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