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Navy / Disposal Plant #287333

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 06, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Indian Head, MD) Navy's traditional approach to disposing of useless fuel and explosives recalled, shown; apparent problems encountered with new system at Indian Head, MD, examined. [Senator William ROTH - notes Navy let out contract without determining if new process would work.] New plan said a failure; condition of disposal plant upon inspection recently described, shown. [Contractor Al BOND - notes Navy's lack of proper maintenance; elaborates; comments on dysfunctional conveyor system installed by Navy against advice of contractor.] [ROTH - blames bad management for situation.] Navy's efforts to place blame on Bond and refusal to honor new contract with him outlined. [BOND - describes financial risk he took for Navy contract.] Navy's sensitivity over worthless project noted illustrated by Navy Secretary's order to keep media away from facility. [ROTH - recalls Navy captain 's stress on cost of project.] Amount paid by Navy to consultant to determine fate of plant while it returns to old method of destroying fuel mentioned.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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