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ABC Evening News for Monday, May 21, 1979
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(Studio) Senator investigation with regard to gasoline shortages said underway; House granting of subpoena powers to president investigative commission looking into Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) Call for licensing moratorium on nuclear power plants by mbrs of NRC detailed; call said led by cmsnr Peter Bradford [NRC Victor GILINSKY - agrees with Bradford.] [Representative James WEAVER - says Three Mile accident wasn't fluke; explains.] Congress report into accident said placing blame on design flaws and equipment failure. [WEAVER - asks if reactor was out of control.] [NRC chairperson Joseph HENDRIE - responds.] Barbara Walters' recent interview with James Schlesinger recalled, shown in part. [SCHLESINGER - comments with regard to nuclear power.] NRC reported considering halting all nuclear plant operations until facts known about Three Mile Island
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(DC) Present gasoline crisis said blamed on lack of crude oil by oil companies [Deputy Energy Secretary John O'LEARY - comments on possibility of holding or reducing present situation.] [Amoco Oil vice president Lawrason THOMAS, Texaco v.p Annon CARD - predict price increases] Denial of improper conduct by oil companies and backup by O'Leary reported.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Gregory, Bettina;
Peterson, Roger;
Robinson, Max

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