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Nuclear Plants / New Mexico Wildfire / Plant Safety #996367

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 27, 2011
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) A wildfire near the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory in New Mexico introduced.

(Los Alamos, Ryan Owens) The fire in New Mexico near the nuclear lab featured; scenes shown of cars evacuating Los Alamos and the fires.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The flood threat to the Ft. Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska shown. Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Sciutto) The issue of the safety of nuclear power plants across the country examined; details given about tritium leaks and the lack of modern evacuation plans. [Outside Chicago, resident Tom ZIMMER - talks about the tritium leak.] [Union of Concerned Scientists scientist Edwin LYMAN†- says population growth has not been taken into account.] [NRC chairman Greg JACZKO†- defends the safety system.]

Reporter(s):
Sawyer, Diane;
Sciutto, Jim
Duration:
00:05:20

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