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Nuclear Safety / Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Facility #627909

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 06, 1999
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Palmer) The Energy Department's ordering of the closing of an Oak Ridge, Tennessee, plant manufacturing that makes components of nuclear weapons featured; scenes shown from the uranium enrichment plant that is managed by Lockheed Martin. [Secretary of Energy Bill RICHARDSON - cites security and safety lapses.] [Oak Ridge National Laboratory Steven WYATT - defends the plant test.] [Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers Daryl KIMBALL - cites safety and security problems in the nuclear weapons complex over the last decade.] The nuclear accident in Japan in September recalled.

Reporter(s):
Palmer, John;
Seigenthaler, John
Duration:
00:02:10

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