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Yellow Rain Controversy #536207

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1984
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(Studio) Reagan administration's allegation that USSR used yellow rain chemical weapon in Afghanistan, Laos, Cambodia, and USSR denial recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Cambridge, Massachusetts) State Department's claim that USSR was using yellow rain in S.E. Asia 3 years ago recalled. [1983, President REAGAN - claims biological weapons treaty is being violated.] Discovery of professors Thomas Seely of Yale and Matthew Meselson of Harvard following trip to S.E. Asia that "yellow rain" is actually feces of wild honey bees examined. [MESELSON - announces findings.] Basis of their findings explained. [MESELSON - conts. discussion.] [SEELY - describes feces shower.] Meselson's and Seely's explanation for refugees' claims of yellow rain outlined.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Brokaw, Tom

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