NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 05, 1971
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(Studio) Supreme Court to hear arguments against Amchitka Island, Alaska, blast. Test set for 5 p.m. Saturday Scientists complain about test. Thirty-four Senators want test stopped. Atomic Energy Commission received 7,600 letters and calls with regard to test. Preparations underway.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Anchorage, AK) Atomic Energy Commission command post in hotel. Observers in Aleutians to report any adverse effects. [Alaska Natives Association Iliodor PHILEMONOF - says not enough vehicles for evacuation purposes; thinks people concerned and frightened.] Dutch Harbor shown. [Atomic Energy Commission Chairperson James R. SCHLESINGER - says will be on island during test with 2 daughters and wife.] Schlesinger, Congressmen., and reporters will be 23 mile from site. Weather satisfactory for test.
REPORTER: Don Oliver
(Vancouver, British Columbia) Canadian television commercial against test shown. People worried with regard to tidal waves, earthquakes and against testing in general. Thirty boats held protest vigil in city's harbor. Green Peace II en route to blast site. Police told 50 United States corps. they would be blown up if test occurs. [B. C. Premier W. A. C. BENNETT - protests blast but recognizes US thinking.] This adds to unhappiness over US' 10% import surcharge.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs
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