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Special (Nuclear Safety) #488798

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 21, 1976
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(Studio) Nuclear Regulatory Commission okays export of nuclear reactor to Spain. That makes 9th nuclear reactor sold to Spain, which hasn't signed nuclear nonproliferation treaty. 1 of NRC cmsnrs. objected to sale. Report on materials produced by nuclear reactors.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Nuclear plants cannot explode. The plants produce radioactive materials which are dangerous. No 1 has yet received lethal dose of radiation.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Waterford, Connecticut) February 14 film shown. Slight accidents occurred in which contaminated water escaped. No people affected. Critics fear worst.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(No location given) [Nuclear engineer Richard HUBBARD - says human factor will cause accident.] Government report prepared by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Norman Rasmussen says odds are great against large nuclear accident. [RASMUSSEN - describes likelihood of nuclear accident.] Radioactive wastes are problem. [Nuclear physicist Dr. Henry KENDALL - says every United States waste disposal area has leaked.] Govt. proposes to solidify nuclear wastes. There was a plan to bury containers in Kansas salt caverns. Kansas geologists objected. Plan to store material in above- ground concrete pillars also opposed. [Energy Research and Development Admin. Richard ROBERTS - notes the amt. of nuclear waste which would be produced by year 2000.] Experts say slow development of nuclear-generated electricity is risk worth taking.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert
Duration:
00:04:20

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