CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 19, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Deborah Potter) Environment groups reported attempting to block Energy Department's plans to reopen Savannah River nuclear power plant and other facilities closed after radioactive emissions were discovered. [Natural Resources Defense Council spokesperson Dan REICHER - comments on situation.] Plant in Fernald, Ohio, discussed. [Governor Richard CELESTE - urges that plant remain shut down.] [President REAGAN - says plant won't reopen unless it is safe.] Government report on Fernald plant's safety quoted on screen. [Institution for Energy Research spokesperson Arjun MAKHIJANI - comments on radioactive emissions.] [Representative Michael SYNAR - says Energy Department is not in control of facilities.] [Energy Secretary John HERRINGTON - defends nuclear safety.] Cost of rectifying problems given.
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