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Nuclear Plants #503255

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 13, 1979
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(Studio) Govt. closing of 5 nuclear plants due to error in design and possible safety factors reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Plants noted as: Maine Yankee, Fitzpatrick, Beaver Valley, and Surry Units 1 and 2. Nuclear Regulatory Cmsn.'s chgs. with regard to design of plants outlined. [NRC spokesperson Harold DENTON - comments.] Plant at Shippingport, Pennsylvania, shown. Beaver Valley plant noted the 1st to discover design error. Possible effect of plant closings, as well as Iranian oil cutoff, on energy supplies in northe. stated.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch (WCSH-TV newsfilm, Portland, ME)

Brinkley, David

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