• Short Summary

    A NEW NUCLEAR GENERATING PLANT AT PLATTEVILLE, COLORADO WAS SHUTDOWN AND EVACUATED ON MONDAY WHEN A REACTOR COOLANT PIPE LEAKED RADIOACTIVE HELIUM GAS INTO A PLANT WORKING AREA.

  • Description


    VO SHOTS STATE COP CAR AT ROADBLACK CHECKING IDENTS, VO EXTERIOR OF PLANT, IN TOWN...OUTSIDE COMPANY'S OFFICE, INSIDE COMPANY OFFICE SHOWING AFFECTED WORKERS HAVING THEIR CLOTHING AND BODIES SCANNED WITH RADIATION COUNTERS...VARIOUS SHOTS THIS ACTIVITY, THEN TO PLANT ITSELF, VARIOUS SHOTS AROUND PLANT SHOWING COOLING TOWERS, AMONG OTHER FACILITIES. STANDUP CLOSER AT 1 MIN 12 SECS.




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    DAVID MINSHALL

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A NEW NUCLEAR GENERATING PLANT AT PLATTEVILLE, COLORADO WAS SHUTDOWN AND EVACUATED ON MONDAY WHEN A REACTOR COOLANT PIPE LEAKED RADIOACTIVE HELIUM GAS INTO A PLANT WORKING AREA. SOME OF THE ESCAPING??? HELIUM GAS INTO A PLANT WORKING AREA. SOME OF THE ESCAPING GAS WAS VENTED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE. SIX WORKERS WERE EXPOSED TO A VERY LOW LEVEL OF A SHORT-LIVED RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL THAT WOULD CAUSE NO HARM, SAID EXPERTS. THERE WAS NO EVACUATION OF RESIDENTS IN THE AREA AND OFFICIALS SAW +NO EVIDENCE OF..A SEVERE PUBLIC HEALTH URGENCY+ IN THE ACCIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9W6KGD78AMS086MRY7BYI0A02
    Media URN:
    VLVA9W6KGD78AMS086MRY7BYI0A02
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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