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Poison Gas / Railroad Transport / Dangers #5575

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 1969
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(Studio) Congress study to determine risk of sending obsolete poison gas to E. coast. Army to wait until study ends. If OK, Army will sink tanks in Atlantic.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) 27,000 tons of gas to be transported by railroad from Rocky Mt. Arsenal, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Anniston Arsenal, Blue Grass Arsenal, and Edgewood Arsenal to Navy depot at Earle, New Jersey. Gas to be sunk 1 1/2 mile deep in 4 old ships. Representative Cornelius Gallagher convenes hearings. [GALLAGHER - calls shipment of gas a horrifying thought.] RRs go through many American towns.
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(Elizabeth, New Jersey) Reporter tells what train will pass through town of 132,000.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

Cioffi, Lou;
Downs, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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