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Biological Warfare Tests #48023

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 08, 1977
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(Studio) Richard Nixon stopped biological warfare tests in United States in 1969. Today Army tells Senate subcommittee of tests conducted from 1942 to 1969, include use of live bacteria.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Washington, DC Greyhound bus station site of 1 such germ warfare test. Army says tests were to discover United States vulnerability to biological warfare. 1 bacteria used in New York City subway and also in San Francisco, where 1 man died and 5 others infected; Army says substances not known to cause disease, but subcommittee shows bacteria use continued after San Francisco death reported Senator Richard Schweiker asks about increase in pneumonia after tests in Alabama. [SCHWEIKER - asks if monitors on test aftermath kept.] [Army assistant surgeon general, General William AUGERSON - says he's not aware of any such system.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Army report shows Defense Secretary Harold Brown involved in expansion of biological warfare program in 1961, when he was Pentagon's chief of research and development
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Gregory, Bettina;
Walters, Barbara

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