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Neutron Bomb #494194

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 22, 1977
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(Studio) Many in Congress and some in White House were unaware of more funds in budget for further research of neutron bomb. Senate Appropriations Committee has hearing on subject.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Senator Mark Hatfield went into meeting as only opponent of bomb; House had already approved it without many members knowing what it is. Until recently many Senators didn't know either. Money isn't issue, rather, it's idea of bomb, which kills by radiation. Controversy with regard to bomb noted; opposition spreads and question will go to floor of Senator

(Studio) Committee also votes for money for Clinch River breeder reactor, which President opposes, and votes to cut 8 of 17 water projects House has approved over Carter's objections.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hart, John

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