NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 19, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Congress and environmental orgs. reported demanding that government ensure safety of nuclear power plants before operations resume. Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Hager) Savannah River nuclear power plant, US' only source of tritium, reported remaining shut down. Natural Resources Defense Council, environmental org., reported planning to sue government if public hearings into safety of plants are not held. [Energy Secretary John HERRINGTON - comments on situation.] Pentagon's supply of tritium noted limited. [NRDC spokesperson Thomas COCHRAN - says Pentagon's tritium supply can last for years] [SC WOMAN - comments on safety.] [Representative Michael SYNAR - comments on nuclear safety.] Other nuclear facilities' emissions problems listed. Senator John Glenn quoted with regard to defense program.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [HERRINGTON - comments on plans to reopen Savannah River next year; comments on safety issues and cost of rectifying problems; compliments Glenn.]
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