NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 31, 1976
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(Studio) 8 workers at nuclear plant in Richland, WA, splashed with radioactive material in chemical explosion Monday Today 6 back at work; 2 others being tested for serious contamination.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Richland, WA) Will take several days to determine cause of explosion. Con- tractor on site is Atlantic Richfield Hanford. [Company spokesperson Hal LINDBERG - says 2 still hospitalized undergoing decontamination procedure.] Incident has fueled controversy over nuclear power plants. [Safe Energy Coalition spokesperson David McGREGOR - says it will help cause of his group.] Many nuclear energy backers in state; 1 is former Atomic Energy Commission chairperson and now gubernatorial candidate, Dixy Lee Ray. [RAY - says if info. correctly put out and people understand it, there's no reason to be concerned about plants.]
REPORTER: Rick Davis
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