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Nuclear Weapons #274332

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 13, 1981
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(Studio) Plutonium reported missing from Savannah River nuclear weapons facility in North Carolina; details given. Est. amount of radioactive substances unaccounted for, according to NRC, noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Problems involved in nuclear weapons industry examined; role of terrorist threat noted. [Sec. director Edward YOUNG - explains industry's approach to security] Current status of plutonium product outlined; nuclear weapons complex illustrated on map, explained. [Assistant secretary energy Herman ROSER - notes expense of backup system.] Pressure on industry for incrd. prod. discussed. [Major General William HOOVER - feels confident in meeting requirements.] [Rocky Flats Project spokesperson Judy DANIELSON - explains residents' concern.] [Amarillo Texas, Bishop L.T. MATTHIESON - explains his opposition.] Problems posed in permanent disposal of radioactive waste examined.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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