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    THREE 30 KILOTON NUCLEAR DEVICES WERE SET OFF UNDERGROUND THURSDAY AT RIO BLANCO, COLORADO. THE?

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    PROTESTORS WITH PAINTED MINIBUSES AND CARS, CARRYING SIGNS, PROTESTORS BURN SIGN. CLOSEUP OF WELLHEAD WITH TEN OVER IT, SHOTS OF PEOPLE ON MESA, CLOSEUP LOUD-SPEAKER AND COUNTDOWN, RADIO SIGNAL BEEPS HEARD, SHOT OF ??? STRUTS OUTS ???




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    FRED BRIGGS
    dev siloolpos + two tracks to vis In
    ATTN: PROD CONTROLLER PLS KEEP
    ATTN: PROD CONTROLLER THIS UPFOLLOWS VERSICH 2070 WHICH UPFOLLOWS VTR VERSION 1983....THIS WAS ORIGINALLY A PRINT THAT WAS TO BE KEPT AND NOT RETURNED. WE ARE RETURNING PRINT.

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    Background: THREE 30 KILOTON NUCLEAR DEVICES WERE SET OFF UNDERGROUND THURSDAY AT RIO BLANCO, COLORADO. THE PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE WAS TO TRY TO RELEASE NATURAL GAS TRAPPED MORE THAN A MILE UNDERGROUND. NEARBY A FEW PROTESTORS DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE PROJECT. THE DEVICES WERE SET OFF BY RAIDO SIGNAL FROM A MESA MORE THAN TWELVE MILES AWAY. THERE WAS LITTLE TO BE SEEN BY DIGNITARIES WHO GATHERED ON THE MESA TO WATCH. IN MEEKER, THE CLOSEST TOWN TO THE SITE, THERE WAS NO REPORTED DAMAGE EVEN THOUGH SOME HOUSES HAD BEEN REINFORCED AS A PRECAUTION. IF THE EXPERIMENT IS SUCCESSFUL IT IS LIKELY THERE WILL BE MORE TESTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3DYP46B7Q8A9J76Q8YXVTOB1E
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DYP46B7Q8A9J76Q8YXVTOB1E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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