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(Studio) Problems of nuclear waste disposal and congress subcommittee probe of issue reported Strength of waste compared to Hiroshima bomb.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Chicago, Illinois) Congmen.'s findings with regard to dumping of nuclear waste at site within 100 mile of Chicago and concerns of farmers and residents of area described. [MAN - cites example of physician who refused to come to area because of nuclear waste in vicinity.] Representatives' inspection of GE-operated high radioactive storage pool at Morris, 11, detailed. Conflict re: safety of latter site, between General Electric Company and Ralph Nader group, noted. [Nader nuclear project spokesperson Richard POLLOCK - cites possibilities for explosions such as in bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.] [Illinois attorney general William SCOTT - asks subcommittee members why Illinois was chosen as waste storage site.] Growing concern with regard to shipment and storage of nuclear waste in United States outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart
- Reasoner, Harry;
- Stewart, Bill
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