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Nuclear Blast / Colorado / Pro and Con / Marshall #7321

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 03, 1969
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(Studio) Atomic Energy Commission to detonate nuclear device to free natural gas pockets
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Rifle, Colorado) Spot for underground blast shown. Ground to shake for 50 mile [U Pittsburgh Prof. Ernest STERNGLASS - says certain 1% of release could lead to increase in infant mortality and leukemia for 100s of mile] [Rulison Chemical Engineer Dr H.F. COFFER - says blast can't come out.] [STERNGLASS - says start of dangerous use of atom. Could damage environment for 1000s of years] [COFFER - says never had vent below 2,000 foot Radiation amt, is very low.]
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

(Studio) Colorado conservation group appeals to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall to stop explosion.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Tuckner, Howard

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