ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 08, 1969
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(Studio) At Geneva Disarmament Conf. United States shifts position on nuclear disarmament by dropping demands for on-sight inspection of USSR sites. State Department spokesperson Robert McCloskey says no longer necessary because United States can detect missile sights. Tests continue in NV.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Hot Creek Springs, NV) Underground blasts occur here. 1968 test shown. Las Vegas financier, Howard Hughes, charges blast caused earthquake and Atomic Energy Commission doesn't research enough on test impact. United States Geological Survey denies water contamination and says sights picked to avoid underground streams. [Atomic Energy Commission test director Robert MILLER - says no indication nuclear blast will trigger earthquake.] Could be trouble.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman