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Dick Thornburgh on: The Second Press Conference
Dick Thornburgh Q: So what happened at the second press conference?

RT: The second press conference, which Lieutenant Governor Bill Scranton held, was really a key step that we undertook to try to retain our own credibility. That is to say, the very purpose of it was to say, "What we were told and what you were told by the utility is not quite correct," that there had been this uncontrolled release of radiation and that there was considerable uncertainty about the stability of the site, that we would continue to press for a more accurate characterization, but that we wanted to level with the public so that we didn't become part of scheme to mischaracterize or play down the severity of the accident.

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