NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 22, 1976
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(Studio) It has been known that Army conducted germ-warfare tests in 1950's and 1960's. Today "Newsday" newspaper reports after 1 such test in San Francisco California, where bacillus used, man died and bacillus found in him. Army says tests in 8 locations took place but fungi and bacilli used couldn't harm or kill anyone.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Other locations for tests were Key West and Panama City, Florida, Point Mugu-Port Hueneme, California, near Los Angeles, NYC, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the Pentagon and Fort McClellan, Alabama. Details of tests noted. Today Army spokesperson says germs used relatively harmless. [Colonel Thomas BYRNE - says there's no evidence tests caused pneumonia or deaths; says germs used decay in 24 hrs. and possibility of some remaining today doesn't exist.] Senator probe brought out some information with regard to tests last year; Intelligence Committee mbrs. indicate new information warrants further investigation.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson