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Nuclear Safety / New York / Alabama / Pollard #487366

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1976
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(Studio) Govt. representative, concerned over New York nuclear reactor, resigns.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New York) [Nuclear safety engineer Robert POLLARD - says catastrophic accident will occur.] Neither Pollard or others expect Indian Point reactor to cause atomic explosion. Pollard fears accident could cause reactors to melt, releasing radioactive material.
REPORTER: David McMullen

(Browns Ferry, Alabama) On March 22, 1975, fire occurred at Alabama nuclear plant, similar to Indian Point plant. Fire nearly caused meltdown.
REPORTER: David McMullen

(New York) [POLLARD - describes discovery made after different safety checks occurred.] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Ben RUSCHE - says no basis for concern with regard to safety.3 Pollard resignation follows closing of the VT Yankee nuclear reactor in Vernon, VT, and resignation of 3 G.E. nuclear engineers.
REPORTER: David McMullen

Chancellor, John;
McMullen, David

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