• Short Summary

    US nuclear submarine "Permit" arrived at US naval base of Yokusuka, 40 miles west of Tokyo on 5th June for a week's visit.

  • Description

    US nuclear submarine "Permit" arrived at US naval base of Yokusuka, 40 miles west of Tokyo on 5th June for a week's visit. Last nuclear sub. visit was 4 months ago, since when a scandal has blown up over the Japanese government's falsification of radioactivity reports on submarine discharges.

    Japanese Communist Party Sec-General Tetsuzo Fuwa revealed this, and with other Opposition leaders used it to create a scandal which has threatened US/Japan relations, the whole Japanese Atomic Energy Plan and Tanaka's government. Tanaka agreed to halt visits while precautions were taken, and Atomic Energy Bureau Director Shigefumi Tamiya was "voluntarily retired".

    The "Permit"s visit was only announced the day before, leaving time for only a small local demonstration to be arranged.

    A boat carrying radioactivity-checking devices was sent out to test the water around the sub. as it arrived.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA83ES8DXPV23S8SMDSV92P2DP
    Media URN:
    VLVAA83ES8DXPV23S8SMDSV92P2DP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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