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Nuclear Plants / Pennsylvania Accident #58923

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 12, 1979
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(Studio) Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, nuclear plant accident, 3-28-79, and events leading to crisis, recalled. Transcripts of talks between NRC and plant officials reported now available to public.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Transcripts described, quoted, include Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh's request for more information from NRC; lack of such cited. Chairperson Joseph Hendrie quoted on screen with regard to his and Thornburgh's lack of information Dr. Roger Mattson quoted on screen with regard to uncovered reactor core, need for evacuation of area, plant workers' incompetence. Harold Denton's criticism of plant quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Confirmation by Thronburgh's office of governor's lack of knowledge re: evacuation as recommended by Mattson.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Peterson, Roger;
Reynolds, Frank

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