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Environment / Nuclear Waste #330470

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 16, 1990
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(Studio: Connie Chung) President Bush reported signing new environmental bills to stop mining in Antarctica and expand research into global warming; criticism mentioned. Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Faw) Government's new method of disposing waste from atomic weapons production, called vitrification, examined; details given of problems with Savannah River, SC, treatment plant including creation of benzine gas; scenes shown from plant and from government television commercial featuring Dr. Leonard Sagan. Differences from French method detailed; scenes shown from Le Vosinet, France. [Representative Mike SYNAR, Energy Department Bill KERLEY, Institution of Environment and Energy Research Arjun MAKHIJANI - comment.] Synar noted asking General Accounting Office to investigate.

Chung, Connie;
Faw, Bob

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