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Nuclear Power / Maine Yankee #58474

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 16, 1979
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(Studio) Nuclear Regulatory Cmsn.'s closing of 5 eastern coast nuclear power plants recalled; incrd. home fuel bills as result noted. [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - expresses Maine residents' reaction to closings.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Wiscasset, ME) Reasons for closing Maine Yankee nuclear power plant detailed; film shown. Reaction to shutdown noted. [Central Maine Power Company Don VIGUE - comments on unlikelihood of events necessary for catastrophe occurring simultaneously.] Incrd. election bills as result of Maine Yankee closing cited. Reaction to shutdown by local fishermen outlined. [Dan KALER, Bob NORWOOD, Bob McLELLAN, Maynard ALBEY - comment.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

Reynolds, Frank;
Zimmerman, Bill

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