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    1.
    Map of the U.S.
    4 ft

    2.
    Aerial view atomic plant
    6 ft

    3.
    GV Dome on one atomic building
    9 ft

    4.
    MV Interior atomic plant - men working instrument panels.
    15 ft

    5.
    MV Reporter
    27 ft

    6.
    Aerial view atomic plant set in rolling countryside
    35 ft

    7.
    MCU Sign: "Nuclear Fuel Services"
    36 ft

    8.
    MV Man working machinery
    39 ft

    9.
    Diagram depicting storage of high-level waste underground
    47 ft

    10.
    GV Atomic plant
    49 ft

    11.
    GV Train loaded
    51 ft

    12.
    MV Interior control room
    56 ft

    13.
    MV Men at desk in"
    57 ft

    14.
    CU Meter reading
    58 ft

    15.
    Various MV interior shots of men working in (13)
    71 ft

    16.
    GV Exterior plant
    75 ft

    17.
    Aerial view plant
    82 ft

    18.
    MCU Young man talking
    92 ft

    19.
    Plant seen across body of water


    20.
    Zoom back to reporter on other side of water
    111 ft

    21.
    GV Plant and dome
    114 ft

    22.
    MV Cement boxes
    116 ft

    23.
    CU Interior of box
    122 ft

    24.
    CU workman, zoom out to show fork lift truck putting lid on one storage box
    129 ft

    25.
    MV Row of drums - zoom out GV
    131 ft

    26.
    Aerial pan along surface of ocean (dark boring shot)
    149 ft

    27.
    CU Man talking
    179 ft

    28.
    CU Sign, zoom out to show huge tank. Various shots
    1783 ft

    29.
    CU Man talking (as in 27)
    216 ft

    30.
    MCU young lady talking
    227 ft

    31.
    MV Reporter along lake side
    255 ft


    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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    Film ID:
    VLVA2YJ50TMM2RSHV3K00T6M7T27Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YJ50TMM2RSHV3K00T6M7T27Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:06:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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