NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 27, 1971
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(Studio) Nixon ok's underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island, AK. Canada expresses disquiet. Japan and environmental groups protest.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Environmentalists fear earthquake and tidal wave from blast. [AEC Chairperson Dr. James R. SCHLESINGER - says overriding requirements of national security taking precedence. No evidence of aftershock larger than detonation; probability small.] [Senator Mike GRAVEL - likens it to Russian roulette; asks why take silly risk.] 2 cases to stop blast now before courts.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski
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