• Short Summary

    There were swift protests in the United Nations after the announcement by France on Tuesday (14 Nov.) that it planned to explode a one megaton hydrogen bomb next year above Mururoa Atoll in the sough Pacific.

  • Description

    There were swift protests in the United Nations after the announcement by France on Tuesday (14 Nov.) that it planned to explode a one megaton hydrogen bomb next year above Mururoa Atoll in the sough Pacific.

    Reports from Paris said the blast was expected to be "dirty"...that is, a cause of major nuclear fallout.

    France has carried out a number of nuclear tests in the south Pacific, despite world-wide protests, and attempts by peace groups to disrupt them.

    Next year's test will be the second hydrogen bomb explosion in France's efforts to achieve full nuclear capability.

    The protests against the latest test plan came as the United Nations was debating disarmament.

    Canada, Australia, Japan and New Zealand were among nations which supported a draft resolution calling for a general test ban, with special reference to the French tests.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE6UX7OVV1C86FJY6VRWSCQC89
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6UX7OVV1C86FJY6VRWSCQC89
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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