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(Studio) Explosion last week of Titan II missile in Damascus, Arkansas, recalled; claims by Guy, Arkansas, residence that illness has followed appearance of strange cloud over town reported.
(Little Rock, Arkansas) Air Force recalled claiming that toxic fumes had dissipated prior to reaching Guy; number of residents claiming illness since explosion noted. [Marin BATTLES - describes illness.] Nelson Shock noted experiencing similar symptoms immediately following Titan II explosion in Kansas 2 years ago; details given, film shown. [SHOCK - relates continued symptoms.] [Attorney Albert KAMAS - notes physician's diagnosis of Shock as terminally ill.] Total damages sought by clients represented by Kamas mentioned; response by Air Force Secretary Hans Mark noted. [MARK - comments.]
(Studio) Air Force reported sending experts to Guy to test water and soil samples; concern over safety of Titan II missile noted continuing.
(NYC) Air Force report sent to Congress this May quoted on screen; government's claim that recent Titan explosion in Damascus was due to human error noted. [Air Force Secretary Hans MARK - says accident was unrelated to state or age of system.] Titan II accident at Rock, Kansas, recalled; films shown. Secret Air Force report, stating concern for safety of Titan system, discussed, cover page shown, details outlined on screen. [MARK - says he doesn't know if remaining Titans are leaking oxidizers.] Air Force reported announcing presence of leaks in some missiles; details given.
|Program Time:||05:46:50 pm - 05:53:10 pm. Duration: 06:20|
|Reporters:||Cronkite, Walter; Dick, David; Pappas, Ike|
|Link to this page||http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/program.pl?ID=273018|
|Broadcast Type:||Evening News Segment Type: News Content|