CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) Department of Energy reported issuing emergency order halting processing of plutonium at Rocky Flats nuclear plant in Colorado; details given, scenes shown. [Rockwell International Pat ETCHART - comments on situation.] Recent shutdown at Savannah River nuclear power plant recalled. [Assistant to Defense Secretary Dr. Robert BARKER - comments on situation.] [Dep. Energy Secretary Joseph SALGADO - comments on age of facilities.] Senator Govt. Affairs Committee's hearing with regard to security issues discussed. [Senator John GLENN - asks Energy Department spokesperson Richard Duval if KGB agents have toured nuclear plants unbeknownst to US.] Reagan administration noted attempting to modernize nuclear facilities.
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