ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 18, 1972
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(Studio) Treasury Secretary Connally fears United States running out of power sources for industry and may have to import them. Eventually, however, vast domestic resources will be dvtd. AEC program to tap natural gas in Colorado via nuclear explosions faces controversy.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Rio Blanco, Colorado) Natural gas trapped in Rocky Mtns. would supply gas to last nation 10-15 years Envtlists. protest use of nuclear stimulator, fearing radioactive contamination of Colorado River watershed, livestock, wildlife, and people. Test advocates say-there is small chance of damage from blast or escaping radiation. [Geologist, David EVANS - fears success of test will spark many similar to it.]
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid
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