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Nerve Gas Bomb Transport #252104

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 19, 1977
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(Studio) Environment impact statement gives go ahead to Army to ship nerve gas bombs from Denver, Colorado to UT.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Plans for transferal from Rocky Mt. Arsenal to Tooele storage depot near Salt Lake City, include stops at Stapleton Airfield and Dugway Proving Grounds. Storage depot is in district of Representative Dan Marriott. [MARRIOTT - has confidence Army can do it, but reserves final judgment till all facts in. ] Colorado Representative Pat. Schroeder says she'll pressure for refusal to transport, as Army was to have disposed of bombs anyway. [SCHROEDER - cites concerns and objections.] If Defense Secretary Brown gives approval, without other objections Army will start shipments in late summer or early fall.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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