CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 31, 1985
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REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania) Area residents' reaction to possibility of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) allowing Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant to restart reactor examined; films shown. 1979 accident recalled. [General Public Utilities Nuclear president Philip CLARK - defs. reopening plant.] [State representative Pete WAMBAUGH - remains committed to keeping TMI closed.] Efforts of cancer victim Chris Miller to prevent TMI from reopening described. [MILLER - doesn't want others to suffer as he has.] Other children within proximity of TMI developing rare cancers like Miller noted. [Michelle KIMMEL - resents son Chris' inability to regain health.] [Pennsylvania secretary of health Dr. H. Arnold MULLER - claims high cancer rates in given area of state may be normal due to state's overall cancer statistics.] Contd. inability to determine actual amount of radiation that escaped during 1979 accident mentioned.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser
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