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Nevada Blast / Amchitka #447389

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1969
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(Studio) Hydrogen bomb set off underground in Nevada desert. Air Force General says there was a purpose to the blast.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Pahute Mesa, NV) Blast shown. Las Vegas bldgs. shake 100 mile away. AEC to move tests to Amchitka Island in Aleutians.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Amchitka Island) Atomic Energy Commission flies in business men, conservationists, and pols. to get support for project. 700 workers prepare for next month's blast. Rotting barracks on island shown. Probably testing ABM. Alaska afraid of earthquakes being touched off. [Senator Joe JOSEPHSON - expresses concern over test.] [Project Director William OGLE - says can't say earthquakes not possible.] Concern over sea otters and American bald eagle. Some otters transported. Govt. says all risks on island acceptable.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Brinkley, David;
Oliver, Don

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