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Nuclear Plants / Three Mile Island #264219

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 07, 1979
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(Studio) Three Mile Island plant visit by congress committee reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania) Distribution of radiation badges and absence of protective gear worn by President Carter noted; official quoted with regard to lack of need for Carter to wear such apparelationship [Public Utilities Corporation president Herbert DIECKAMP - says error was made by company personnel; won't give name of operator resPonsible.] [Representative Morris UDALL - notes areas previously considered most vulnerable.] Length of time required to decontaminate reactor building stated; lack of such contamination in control room cited. Discovery of significant hydrogen explosion day of accident and lack of information to NRC with regard to situation for 2 days said revealed to Congmen.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard

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