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Nuclear Safety / Engineers #41996

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 03, 1976
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(Studio) 3 management engineers who quit G.E. nuclear division hold news conference to give reasons for resignations. They say current safety systems not good enough for atomic power plants. 3 to work for group opposed to spread of nuclear technology.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) There are 36 nuclear power plants in United States that supply 8 1/2% electrical energy.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(No locations given) Goal by 1985 is for 200 atomic power plants to supply 25% of United States power. Some scientists and citizens form groups against dangers. Possible dangers include: radioactive leakage, explosion and sabotage and nuclear waste disposal.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairperson, ex-astronaut Bill Anders, says NRC has public responsibility for safety.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Atomic energy safe but not safe enough. Safety questions noted. Engineers who quit concerned over United States selling reactors to other cntrys.
REPORTER: HR; Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Reasoner, Harry

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