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Defense Department / Nerve Gas Bombs #251492

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 15, 1977
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(Studio) Earlier report of correspondent Ike Pappas noted, with regard to Pentagon failure to destroy nerve gas bombs at Rocky Mt. National Arsenal near Denver, Colorado. Reasons sought.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Pentagon denies deceiving public. Reasoning detailed. Suggestion made to Defense Secretary Harold Brown that bombs be moved from Denver site to Tooele Depot near Salt Lake City, UT.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Denver, Colorado) Representative Patricia Schroeder objects. [SCHROEDER - discounts reasoning with regard to bombs.] Army says Tooele site more remote, therefore safer than Rocky Mt. Arsenal. Move could bring jobs to Tooele, but draws mixed emotions. [Tooele Mayor Doug SAGERS - notes creation of jobs and impact on community.] [Resident Larry BUCKINGHAM - is worried with regard to accidents.] Details with regard to move not released.
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, Harold;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:03:00

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