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Map of the U.S.
Aerial view atomic plant
GV Dome on one atomic building
MV Interior atomic plant - men working instrument panels.
Aerial view atomic plant set in rolling countryside
MCU Sign: "Nuclear Fuel Services"
MV Man working machinery
Diagram depicting storage of high-level waste underground
GV Atomic plant
GV Train loaded
MV Interior control room
MV Men at desk in"
CU Meter reading
Various MV interior shots of men working in (13)
GV Exterior plant
Aerial view plant
MCU Young man talking
Plant seen across body of water
Zoom back to reporter on other side of water
GV Plant and dome
MV Cement boxes
CU Interior of box
CU workman, zoom out to show fork lift truck putting lid on one storage box
MV Row of drums - zoom out GV
Aerial pan along surface of ocean (dark boring shot)
CU Man talking
CU Sign, zoom out to show huge tank. Various shots
CU Man talking (as in 27)
MCU young lady talking
MV Reporter along lake side
COMM: "Today 61 nuclear reactors across the country generate electricity for commer use....government reactors produce plutonium...all produce in common...radioactive wastes...must be kept out of the human environment for thousands of years...till their levels of radioactivity decay and are safe..."
Nuclear energy experts......a report for the Energy Research & Development Administration called the nuclear waste management...a major health hazard."
COMM: "600,000 gallons of the deadly liquid are stored..in Westly(?) New York...leased by Nuclear Fuel Services subsidiary of Getty Oil Services...stored in steel tanks...must be converted into stable solid form.....shipped to a Federal repository for burial in deep salt mines......but the Nuclear Services want out....Ny state officials say they don't want responsibility.........no liquid commercial waste has ben turned into solid yet...no deep salt mine burial sites exist yet.........advocates of nuclear power foresee no problems...."
"It's not really a large problem at the present time...we kind a deferred the decision on the exact form of final disposal.......the public has become concerned...."
"There is no impending problem..wastes can be stored inside the reactor pending discussion...."
COMM: "Certain wastes called 'low level' ....still present a health hazard...wood plastic tubes, paper, rags.....by the year 2,000 50 million cubic feet of this waste"
COMM: "At Brookhaven Laboratories on Long Island...wastes are collected in thick-walled concrete boxes...shopped by truck to a commercial dump in Morehead(?) Kentucky.
A recent study....has found that plutonium is somehow being washed out of low-level waste buried in that dump.... now, that particular dump....will be a hazard to mankind for hundreds of thousands of years. Up until 1970 low level waste was dumped into the ocean....now scientists have discovered that many of the drums have corroded and are leaking."
"The levels of radioactivity that have been found are of no concern to anyone...when they were buriea in the 50's people expected some leakage........"
COMM: "On July 31st one or those drums was hauled form the ocean......been on the floor for 20 years....Brookhaven scientists will open the drum....."
"The real problem is that the government has already made the decision on our behalf;...undemocratic...."
"The fact remains that most nuclear waste is now temporarily disposed of....many say there should be a moratorium... others say we should move ahead now--the American public is now beginning to learn and ask questions......"
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