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Nuclear Power Plants / TVA #91419

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 29, 1984
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(Studio) Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) reported scrapping 4 unfinished nuclear reactors; details given.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Knoxville, Tennessee) Hartsville nuclear power plant near Nashville, Tennessee, recalled planned to be largest in world; TVA's decision to halt construction due to cost examined. [TVA power manager Hugh PARRIS - recommends cancellation of units in Tennessee and Mississippi.] No. nuclear reactors actually in operation and under construction out of total Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) ordered built listed on screen. [TVA director John WATERS - believes need for new capacity was overestimated while the cost was underestimated.] TVA's rationale detailed. [Jeannine HONICKER - agrees with TVA decision.]
REPORTER: Sheryl McCarthy

Koppel, Ted;
McCarthy, Sheryl

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