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Nuclear Materials / Security #45164

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 06, 1976
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(Studio) 2 members of congress oversite committee charge nuclear facilities not adequately protected against terrorists. Representative Morris Udall says there are usually 2 guards armed with revolvers and this isn't enough to protect against well-armed groups. Security heavy for transportation of nuclear material.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Albuquerque, NM) Reporter notes procedure for transferring nuclear materials via the safe, secure trailers nicknamed SST's. Notes construction of trailers and security surrounding transportation. [DRIVER - reports location to base via radio.] Guarded control center is called Secure Communication (SeCom) and radios are on secure frequencies. This system will soon be replaced by automated digital system requiring no voices for tighter security. Report notes background and training of drivers. No nuclear material has ever been stolen; officials say they'll be ready if need ever arises.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Reasoner, Harry

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