NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 20, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Hanford, WA) Econ. crisis of nuclear power industry examined; situation here cited as illustrating overall problem. Background information recalled. Governor John Spellman's efforts to spread debt of failed plants noted. Impact of today's Supreme Court decision on completion of remaining nuclear power plants mentioned.
REPORTER: Don Oliver
(Buchanan, New York) Indian Part nuclear power plant thought illustrating safety concerns about industry; findings of NRC report on plant's emergency procedures outlined on screen, discussed. [Cnty. legislature Herbert RESIMAN - explains cnty.'s refusal to participate in plant's emergency procedures.] [Cnty. executive Andrew O'ROURKE - calls for federal government participation in emergency evacuation.] [Consolidated Edison spokesperson Laurence KLEINMAN - hopes plant will continue functioning safely.]
REPORTER: Eric Burns