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Amchitka Island / Nuclear Test #218907

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 27, 1971
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(Studio) Federal judge refuses request of 33 Congmen. to release report recommending cancellation of Amchitka Island nuclear test.

(Amchitka Island AK) Test to be largest United States underground nuclear blast; environmentalists fear test could trigger earthquake, tidal wave; may affect sea otters, bald eagles. [Senator Mike GRAVEL - thinks if enough pressure applied to President Nixon, he'll call off test.] [Atomic Energy Commission spokesperson Robert THALGOTT - says test is of Spartan missile warhead.] Explosion scheduled for month from now.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Hart, John

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