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Nuclear Plants / Pennsylvania Accident #503544

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 31, 1979
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(Studio) Belief other nuclear plants may face same problems as those at Three Mile Island plant noted.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(DC) NRC memo shown stating all nuclear plants built by Babcock and Wilcox Company might have cooling system problem. Davis-Bessie nuclear plant near Cleveland, Ohio, mentioned. Later memo saying problem was not great enough for investigation shown. [NRC Chairperson Joseph HENDRIE - says investigation of problem begun.]

(Studio) Sen Robert Byrd statement that accident at Three Mile Island has shattered public confidence in atomic energy and urging shift toward safer fuels given. Public fears said compounded by conflicting reports from officials at plant.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(No location given) History of accident detailed and tape shown Conflicting statements of federal, state and company officials concerning accident noted. Governor Thornburgh mentioned
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

Brown, Hilary;
Kur, Bob;
Simpson, Carole

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