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    RADIO-ACTIVE FALLOUT, DETECTED IN TOKYO AND AT NIGATA, 160 MILES (99 KMS.) AWAY, MAY BE THE RESULT OF THE CHINA'S LATEST NUCLEAR BOMB TEST, SAY JAPANESE SCIENTISTS.

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    RADIO-ACTIVE FALLOUT, DETECTED IN TOKYO AND AT NIGATA, 160 MILES (99 KMS.) AWAY, MAY BE THE RESULT OF THE CHINA'S LATEST NUCLEAR BOMB TEST, SAY JAPANESE SCIENTISTS. THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA ANNOUNCED THAT ITS THIRD NUCLEAR EXPLOSION "CONTAINING THERMO-NUCLEAR MATERIAL" HAD TAKEN PLACE ON MONDAY (9 MAY). JAPANESE SCIENTIST FOUND TRACES OF RADIO-ACTIVE FALLOUT ON WEDNESDAY (11 MAY).

    A SPOKESMAN AT NIGATA UNIVERSITY SAID FALLOUT HAD BEEN DETECTED ALONG THE COUNTRY'S NORTHERN COASTLINE HALF A DAY EARLIER THAN EXPECTED. SCIENTISTS DETECTED MORE THAN 20 RADIOACTIVE PARTICLES ON WEDNESDAY, WITH MAXIMUM GEIGER REGISTER OF AN ESTIMATED 500,000 COUNTS PER MINUTE.

    THE MAXIMUM COUNT RECOVERED AFTER CHINA'S SECOND NUCLEAR BLAST, ON 14 MAY LAST YEAR WAS ONLY 15,000.

    THE NIGATA PUBLIC SANITATION DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY ADVISED PEOPLE IN THE AREA TO WASH VEGETABLES AND NOT TO DRINK WELL WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.

    IN TOKYO, THE COUNT ON RADIO-ACTIVE PARTICLES FOUND ON THE SAME DAY WAS CONSIDERABLY LOWER.

    THE CITY OF NAGASAKI, TARGET OF THE SECOND ATOM BOMB DROPPED IN WORLD WAR TWO, HAD PROTESTED AGAINST THE THIRD CHINESE TEST. A CABLED MESSAGE TO PEKING CALLED ON CHINA TO STOP ALL FUTURE TESTS FOR THE SAKE OF WORLD PEACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEGH0G20MOW3KVCJ19JPWAMD97
    Media URN:
    VLVAEGH0G20MOW3KVCJ19JPWAMD97
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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