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USSR / Nuclear Test / Storage #460074

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 27, 1971
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(Studio) USSR sets off nuclear test of 2-4 megatons; joke says North Dakota would be world's 3rd largest nuclear power if seceded from US.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Lyons, Kansas) Waste materials from nuclear power plants were to have been shipped to Lyons for burial in abandoned salt mine; critics charged Lyons residents supported project because of economy benefits. [Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Walter PILE - says criticism unfair because wouldn't promote project if thought it detrimental to community; expresses confidence in AEC.] University of Kansas profs. opposed project, resulting in more research. [Representative Joseph SKUBITZ - says no state obligated to serve as nuclear waste garbage dump without proven safety factor.] AEC has agreed to more research to be studied by advisory commission
REPORTER: Jim Riddle

Chancellor, John;
Riddle, Jim

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