CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan's White House, meeting with arms negotiator Paul Nitze and Nitze's assessment of USSR stance on issue discussed; films shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) 1965 USSR film of nuclear test shown; Soviet use of crater from blast for water reservoir for area farmers and livestock and apparent disregard for radioactivity noted, shown. November 1962 film of Nevada nuclear test shown. Extensive USSR use of nuclear blasts for various domestic purposes and scientific information garnered by United States officials from such blasts noted. [Treat verification expert Milo NORDYKE - describes extent of USSR nuclear explosions annually.] 1970's treaties recalled attempting to regulate peaceful nuclear explosions. [Senator James McCLURE - claims USSR is violating treaties.] Gains for USSR in nuclear education from situation noted.
REPORTER: David Martin
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