NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 21, 1979
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(Studio) Presidential commission investigating Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident reported calling Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh as witness today; details given
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Newberry Twp., Pennsylvania) [Pat and Bruce SMITH - discuss change in people's attitude toward Three Mile Is plant.] Protest of Smiths and others re: utility company rate increase detailed. [General public Utilities spokesperson William KUHNS - says customers have to bear cost of operating utility company] Cleanup procedure and cost detailed; opposition to plant reopening by neighboring townships as well as criticism of consumer footing bill of accident reported Thornburgh quoted with regard to those to blame for accident. [THORNBURGH - says his level of skepticism about nuclear power has been raised since accident.]
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell