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The Nation

The Department of Energy acknowledged that it had received reports from the Du Pont Co. about nuclear reactor accidents at the Savannah River Plant, although department officials had said Friday they hadn’t known about them. C. Anson Franklin, assistant secretary for congressional, intergovernmental and public affairs at the Energy Department, said Du Pont had notified the department and its predecessor, the Atomic Energy Commission, of the incidents that occurred over a 28-year period at the South Carolina plant. The New York Times reported on the change in stance in editions today.


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