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Amchitka Blast / Nixon / Canada #13061

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 27, 1971
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(Studio) Nixon ok's underground nuclear test on Amchitka Island, AK.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) AEC Chairperson, Dr. James R. Schlesinger says test imperative for completion of Spartan anti-missile missile. [SCHLESINGER - says with regard to national security, no objections to test. Environment damage considered and overriding questions of national security have taken precedence.] [Senator Mike GRAVEL - says if something goes wrong, will have detrimental effect on Richard Nixon's candidacy in 1972.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(Amchitka Island, AK,) 1969 film of blast shown. Impending blast will be 5 times bigger and will happen next month
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(Studio) Canada says will hold United States responsible for any damaging effects.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Downs, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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