CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 01, 1979
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(Studio) Completion of 1st 3 days of hearings by pres commission into Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Results of initial investigation given, include NRC exemption of reactor #2 from stricter construction standards, conflict between NRC and plant employees over opening of valve, mistaken computations by NRC and plant staff with regard to hydrogen bubble. Presence of company officials noted. [Cmsn. member Carolyn LEWIS - says impression is left that company officials didn't care.] [Metropolitan Edison Company president Walter CREITZ - responds.] [Control room operators Craig FAUST, Edward FREDERICK, William ZEWE - recall actions at time of accident.] [Supv. of operations James FLOYD - responds to question with regard to feasibility of preventing similar incident.] Commission said resuming hearings in 2 weeks with plans to present final report by Oct of this year
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer
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