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Nuclear Def. #312272

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 25, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: David Martin) Controversy over Pentagon's plan for nationwide construction of communications towers, ground wave emergency network (GWEN) as part of nuclear defense system examined; details given, scenes shown. [Disarmament activist Susan RICHARDS, Oregon GWEN Coalition spokesperson Barbara KELLER - feel GWEN makes communities desirable targets.] [Lieutenant Colonel Paul HANSON - responds.] Internal United States Air Force documents noted contradicting Hanson; portions quoted on screen.

(Studio: Dan Rather) General Accounting Office study's findings of nuclear ground and water pollution at government nuclear weapons facilities outlined.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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