NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 27, 1980
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(Studio) Tomorrow noted 1st anniversary of Three Mile Island accident; details given. Sweden's position on nuclear plants reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Herald, California) Post-Three Mile Island accident atmosphere in Middletown, Pennsylvania, noted. [WOMAN - harangues NRC.] Criticism of NRC noted; industry TV commercial shown, heard. Herald, California, preference for nuclear energy, with nearby Rancho Sego reactor, built by Babcock and Wilcox, examined; individual residents of town named, shown. [Mary JACKSON - comments.] [Ron BAILEY - comments.] New regulations required by NRC due to Three Mile Island accident outlined. [Senior nuclear engineer Dan WHITNEY - comments.] [Tom HAYDEN - comments.] Impact on industry of Three Mile Island accident noted; Midland, Michigan, situation cited as example Cost of Three Mile Island cleanup mentioned. [Representative Morris UDALL - comments on Achilles' heel of nuclear power.] [Bob CANFIELD - comments.] Most existing plants noted continuing to operate while growth of industry said limited by rising costs.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell