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Atomic Bomb #47229

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 10, 1977
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(Studio) 1 university student set out to prove do-it-yourself atomic bombs not so farfetched.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Princeton, New Jersey) Princeton University senior John Phillips has written blueprint for crude atomic bomb; FBI has had paper put under lock and interest has been shown by France, who has atomic bomb and Pakistan, who doesn't. [PHILLIPS - says bomb plan similar, except for strength, to 1 dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Notes contact by Pakistani diplomat.] [Pakistan spokesperson Iqbal BUTT - says Pakistan has development program for nuclear energy for peaceful use and collects published works on such.] Nuclear experts say paper shows need for tighter world control of nuclear explosives, like plutonium. [Senator William PROXMIRE - says message is world more dangerous than anyone thought.] Phillips' parents in Washington, DC today. [Bessie PHILLIPS - says son has made effort and those with other responsibilities should take it from there.] Phillips' project shows where there's will, there's way.
REPORTER: James Walker

Reasoner, Harry;
Walker, James

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