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Plutonium #279714

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 30, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Estimated amount of plutonium created by United States nuclear reactors noted; ability to produce nuclear warheads from spent nuclear waste examined. Energy Secretary James Edwards quoted on screen. [EDWARDS - comments on decision to reprocess plutonium.] [The Nuclear Club spokesperson Paul LEVENTHAL - thinks it's a dangerous example for rest of world.] [December 8, 1953, President Dwight EISENHOWER-addresses United Nations with regard to nuclear power.] [Duke Power Company spokesperson Bill LEE, NRC spokesperson Peter BRADFORD - note political implications of situation.] House subcommittee reported beginning hearings on proposal to turn nuclear waste into warheads.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

Lynch, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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