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Nuclear Test / Uranium / Private Control #37889

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 26, 1975
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(Studio) Gambling casinos in Las Vegas, NV, rumble for several mins. after US detonated underground nuclear device. Peaceful use of nuclear energy has mushroomed in last decade. President Ford proposes private enterprise get into production of enriched uranium that powers nuclear plants.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(White House) Govt. has previously had sole control of production of enriched uranium. [Mr. FORD - says legislature he's seeking will reinforce world leadership United States enjoys in enriched uranium technology. To move American one big step closer to energy independence.] Details of President Ford's recommendations outlined. On touchy issue of security, 2 energy advisers assure press United States to reenforce safeguards against misuse of fuel. After President meets with joint committee on atomic energy, members leave White House with belief that President's proposed legislature to be very controversial.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

Compton, Ann;
Reasoner, Harry

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