ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 07, 1983
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(Studio) Grand jury reported indicting Metropolitan Edison Company for allegedly falsifying safety records at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Long-range implications for nuclear power in general of TMI indictment and current investigation of Zimmer nuclear plant in Ohio examined. [US attorney David QUEEN - outlines criminal indictment against Metropolitan Edison.] Charges against TMI owners outlined on screen, discussed. [Middletown, Pennsylvania, Mayor Robert REID - feels max. penalty for Metropolitan Edison is too insignificant in light of disaster's potential impact on region.] [GPU Nuclear Corporation spokesperson Doug BEDELL - claims inability to fully investigate matter so far.] Investigation of Ohio's Zimmer nuclear plant's construction procedure considered.
REPORTER: Kenneth Walker
(Studio) Upcoming items announced.