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Nuclear Weapons / China, P.R. / Japan / Amchitka Island #219075

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 07, 1971
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(Studio) People's Republic of China, rejects USSR proposal for Big 5 conference to limit spread of nuclear arms; calls for destruction of all nuclear weapons; Japanese demonstrators called for abolition of all nuclear weapons on 26th anniversary of Hiroshima, Japan, yesterday.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(No location given) Underground nuclear test to be held on Amchitka Island, AK. [Senator Mike GRAVEL - says nuclear test could result in earthquake, tidal wave, radioactive contamination of water.] [AEC Brigadier General Edward GILLER - says little chance test could trigger earthquake, radioactivity will escape from shaft.] [GRAVEL - says Alaskans take risk seriously because of economy stake in area.] [Federal of American Scientists spokesperson Herbert SCOVILLE, Junior - says test is of weapon of only minimal use to anti-ballistic missile development] [GILLER - says anti-ballistic missile system development not complete until tested.] [SCOVILLE - says gains from test not significant enough to warrant risk.] President Nixon to decide whether to approve test later this month
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Kuralt, Charles;
Rather, Dan

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