Description: Reporter voice over about the town of Seabrook. Interview with a man who says that a majority of the residents of Seabrook favor the nuclear power plant. Footage of the town, traffic on the road, entering Seabrook sign, businesses throughout town, trucks on the road, entrance to the construction site, interview cutaway, and construction work. Reporter voice-over with black image. Interview with a man from the town who believes that most people in town don't want the plant. Mix of sound, wild sound, and silent. Additional description from the Original WCVB Rundown for this story reads: "This is a neighborhood report about the town that doesn't want the nuclear power plant."
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 08/25/1976
Description: Large crowd of people at a demonstration against Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. Arlo Guthrie addresses the crowd, talks about the Clamshell Alliance, and then sings a song. Protest banners held by crowd. Shots of the Seabrook plant construction site. Helicopter flies overhead. Slow pans across the demonstration site. Solar panel and diagrams for solar power plan. Solar power skit by men in costumes. Closeups on groups of people in the crowd and at campsites. Group of people play music at campsite. Line of Porta Potties. Police stand by jeep behind No Trespassing sign on Seabrook site. Interview with man on the size on the demonstration.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 06/25/1978
Description: Mix of sound and silent footage. Preparations for the Clamshell Alliance Seabrook Occupation, a protest of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. Man reads list of rules for peaceful occupation. Closeups of license plates and bumper stickers. Cathy Wolff holds press conference on international support for the demonstration, the nonviolence civil disobedience training received by the protesters, and direct action that might take place after the occupation. Man speaks at press conference on the need to protect the salt marsh area being bulldozed by construction. Silent footage of crowds at occupation. Helicopter flies overhead. Silent footage of the salt marshes and wildlife. Protest march towards Seabrook site, singing and chanting. Interviews with protesters. Police officer directs protesters. Occupation site and activities. Interview with occupation organizer. Protesters talk publicly with police officers about the arrest procedure that is likely occur. Police announce over megaphone that protesters who don't vacate will be arrested and charged with trespassing. Protesters are peacefully arrested. Interviews with protesters on getting arrested. School buses drive away loaded with arrested protesters. Crowds applaud arrested protesters as bus drives by.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 05/1977
Description: Michael Dukakis, John Sununu, Joseph Brennan, Madeleine Kunin, William O'Neill, and Edward DiPrete hold a panel on Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. Dukakis and Sununu comment on their opposing views. Massachusetts Energy Secretary Sharon Pollard comments on a potential energy crisis. Following the edited story is b-roll footage from the panel presentations.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 06/12/1986
Description: Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant is working to license their plant through the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, while Rep. Ed Markey and other Massachusetts politicians, especially Governor Dukakis, argue against it. Seabrook requests evacuation zone be reduced from 10 miles to 1 mile, which will cut Massachusetts out of the discussion.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 12/18/1986
Description: EPA press conference to announce issuing permit to build Pilgrim II nuclear power plant based on approved environmental impact statement. Second plant will share discharge system with Pilgrim I and barrier will be placed in channel to reduce fish kills from overheated water and nitrogen bubble disease.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 03/11/1977
Description: Interview with Tufts sociologist Peter Dreier on “interlocking directors.” He explains that the composition of corporate boards is limited largely to white males who do not represent those affected by their policy choices. Women, poor people and ethnic minorities are excluded and their interests are not protected. The “old boys” network makes decisions that perpetuate each other's wealth inasmuch as the same small group of men are on the boards of all the large Boston banks, utilities and big businesses. There are conflicts of interest. Nuclear power plants were endorsed and financed by such groups though they are found to be unsafe and unprofitable. Dreier calls for demographically broadening board membership and raising corporate consciousness about welfare of the community. Explains the way banks redlining creates slums. Dreier says that there should be a Freedom of Information Act for big business, like there is for the government.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 10/06/1983