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Truck Accident / Nuclear Wastes #488145

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 1976
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(Studio) Truck carrying nuclear waste material involved in accident.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(Middletown, Connecticut) Truck hit railroad overpass. Drum containing radioactive wastes not hurt. Governor Ella Grasso on the scene within hrs.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Hartford, Connecticut) [Connecticut Representative Joseph COATSWORTH - says accidents like this can happen.] [GRASSO - says requested companies involved with transfer of nuclear material to inform state of their actions to secure route clearance, to have police escort where needed, and have more than 1 in vehicle used for transport.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Hager, Robert;
Newman, Edwin

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