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US-Pakistan Relations / Nuclear Weapons #323930

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 30, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Intelligence sources reported determining that US-manufactured material called heavy water has been smuggled into Pakistan via West Germany. Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Heavy water noted source of tritium gas used in prod. of nuclear weapons. Energy Department records reported indicating that Savannah River nuclear power plant sold heavy water to West German firm during 1960s; details given, map shown indicating route of tritium gas to Pakistan. [University of Wisconsin spokesperson Gary MILHOLLIN - comments on tritium.] [W. German Peter FINKE - (thru translator) comments on NTG, West German company handling deal.] [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace spokesperson Leonard SPECTOR - comments on West Germany.] United States noted currently unable to product tritium for its own weapons.

Rather, Dan;
Martin, David

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