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Nuclear Power Plant / Pennsylvania Accident #58708

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 29, 1979
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(Studio) Govt. and company officials' attitude towards accident at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant stated; conflicting appraisals of situation noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania) Although closed, plant said to still be leaking radiation. Constant monitoring of radiation levels away from plant site and population of surrounding area noted. Radiation said already showing up in milk from area farms.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania) Cleanup efforts said to have begun today; films shown. Radioactive water in pump house said cleaned out; safety procedures of cleanup crews outlined. Radiation exposure of 8 workers, but

Jarriel, Tom;
Reynolds, Frank

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