American scientists land on Bikini Atoll to see the effects of atom bomb tests a year ago.
Bikini Atoll, Pacific Ocean.
Several shots of the USS Chilton in Bikini Lagoon. MS. A launch carrying scientists to the shore - they have come to investigate the effects of atom bomb tests done a year before. Various shots of the scientists making observations, checking the soil, the plants etc.
Pan over Brookhaven, Long Island, small town chosen for the development of atomic energy for peacetime uses, atomic laboratory being built in town. A church in Brookhaven. CU. Sign reading 'Site of the First Peacetime Atomic Pile sponsored by US Atomic Energy Commission for Brookhaven National Laboratory'. Building site with bulldozer at work. MS. Lyle B Borst, Director of the Laboratory, operating a crane which craws up the newly broken soil for the site. CU. Sign outside the research library. CU. Sign on building reading 'Research Staff Building'. Various shots of the scientists working inside the building. Several close up shots of the scientists at work. More shots inside the lab. LS. The buildings.
Date found in the old record - 18/08/1947.