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Utah / Army Testing / Biological Warfare #320346

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Salt Lake City, UT: Terry Drinkwater) Army reported planning to build new facility to test most deadly germs used in biological warfare at Dugway Proving Ground. Pentagon reported asserting old test center obsolete. [Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jay JACOBSON - fears facility won't be safe testing site.] [Dugway commander Colonel Wyett COLCLASURE - says United States has to keep up with USSR 's research and testing.] New lab described. [Governor Norman BANGERTER - says opposes construction of laboratory] Salt Lake City, UT, hearing featured; scenes shown. Sheep killed by leaking gas years ago recalled. [Salt Lake City resident Barbara TOOMER - says army's record poor.] [Environment activist Jeremy RIFKIN - says lab not safe.] [Biologist Clifton SPENDLOVE - says research and testing must continue] [RIFKIN - threatens legal action.] Army officials reported not yielding to activists.

Reporter(s):
Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:30

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