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Nerve Gas / Okinawa / Rogers / Colorado / Washington, DC Reaction #6248

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 18, 1969
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(Studio) Pentagon admits 24 Americans got medical aid on Okinawa for mishap. Refused to say if nerve gas involved. Japanese government demands explanation.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Secretary of State William Rogers plans trip to Okinawa 10 days from now. Due to debate over American nuclear bombs and nerve gas stored there, visit may cause riots.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Nerve gas at Okinawa thought to be same gas that killed 6,000 sheep in Utah last year
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Denver, Colorado) Gas stored in canisters in open field at Rocky Mt. Arsenal. Enough to kill world's population Gas stored near Denver's Stapleton Airport. Dead animals reported seen on grounds.
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

(Studio) Pentagon tries to put fears of gas transportation to rest.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Army tells Senator Frank Moss obsolete gas will be defused at Colorado. [MOSS - says Army says it will be 15-30 mos. before gas defused. Problem of policy of gas ought to be reviewed.] Senator Gaylord Nelson asks why there's gas on Okinawa. [NELSON - says why stockpile nerve gas there?]
REPORTER: Bill Downs, Bob Clark

Clark, Bob;
Downs, Bill;
Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tuckner, Howard

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