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Nerve Gas Bomb Move #264145

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 31, 1979
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(Studio) Army's planned transfer of nerve gas bombs from Rocky Mt. Arsenal near Denver to storage near Salt Lake City next month noted; possibility of delaying move again stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Discovery of leaks in 2 nerve gas bombs last week during pre-mvt. inspection and more leaks today reported File footage shown. Reassessment of mvt. due to discovery and possible cancellation considered. Packaging of bombs and testing procedure outlined. Govt. said retaining "wet eye" bombs as deterrent to Soviet gas bomb development, even though newer models are being developed. Representative Patricia Schroeder's telegram to Defense Secretary Harold Brown with regard to situation reported.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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