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    TODAY THE GOVERNMENT REVEALED THAT ABOUT FOUR TONS OF PLUTONIUM HAD BEEN REPORTED MISSING FROM SEVEN PLANTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

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    EXTERIOR AND VARIOUS SXX GOOD SHOTS OF PLUTONIUM PRODUCING PLANT INTERIORS AND OPERATIONS. ESTABS PRESSER TODAY IN WASHINGTON. MAP SHOWING LOCATIONS OF SEVEN PLANTS. MORE PLUTONIUM PLANT INTERIORS. SHOTS OF U-235 (FISSIONABLE URANIUM) ON SCALE. AERIALS APPLXXX APOLLO, PENNSYLVANIA U-235 ENRICHMENT PLANT WHERE MATERIAL REPORTED MISSING. ESTABS CONGRESSMAN JOHN DINGLE. HE SAYS THE REGULATORY AGENCIES' POLICIES CAN BE SUMMED UP BY TWO PHRASES +TRUST US AND LET US PRAY + REPORTER WRAP-UP.




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    REPORTER: JAMES POLK

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    Background: TODAY THE GOVERNMENT REVEALED THAT ABOUT FOUR TONS OF PLUTONIUM HAD BEEN REPORTED MISSING FROM SEVEN PLANTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT REPORTED 100 POUNDS MISSING FOR LAST YEAR ALONE, ENOUGH TO MAKE TWO DOZEN NUCLEAR BOMBS. EXPERTS FEEL THAT THE MATERIAL WAS NEVER ACTUALLY MISPLACED BUT RATHER SHOWN AS MISSING BECAUSE OF BOOKKEEPING ERRORS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAETLU5RD5U46O8YONKSW9MO9ZU
    Media URN:
    VLVAETLU5RD5U46O8YONKSW9MO9ZU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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