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    A WARNING OF FAR REACHING DANGERS TO FUTURE GENERATIONS FROM RADIATION CAUSED BY THE EXPLOSION OF RUSSIA'S 50-MEGATON BOMB, WAS GIVEN BY DR.

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    SV DR. LINUS PAULING
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    SV DR. LINUS PAULING STARTS TO SPEAK "IN CONCLUDING THE....." SOF ENDS ".........THAT IS FORMED BY THE NEUTRONS OF THE EXPLOSION.
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: DR. PAULING: "IN CONCLUDING THE NEW SERIES OF NUCLEAR TESTS, THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT ARE OBVIOUSLY GOING TO CARRY OUT THE ATMOSPHERIC EXPLOSION OF A 50-MEGATION BOMB. I AM SHOCKED THAT THIS SERIES OF NUCLEAR TESTS SHOULD BE GOING ON. I HAVE ESTIMATED THAT THE EXPLOSION OF ONE 50-MEGATION BOMB, WHICH WOULD BE ABOUT A QUARTER OF ALL NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS CARRIED OUT SO FAR, WILL CAUSE CHILDREN TO BE BORN WITH GROSS PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DEFECTS, WHO OTHERWISE WOULD BE NORMAL, TO THE NUMBER OF 40,000 IN THE NEXT TWO OR THREE GENERATIONS, AND TO THE NUMBER OF AN ADDITIONAL 400,000 OVER A PERIOD OF SOME THOUSANDS OF YEARS AS A RESULT OF THE RADIOACTIVE CARBON 14, THAT IS FORMED BY THE NEUTRONS FROM THE EXPLOSION".




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    Background: A WARNING OF FAR REACHING DANGERS TO FUTURE GENERATIONS FROM RADIATION CAUSED BY THE EXPLOSION OF RUSSIA'S 50-MEGATON BOMB, WAS GIVEN BY DR. LINUS CARL PAULING, THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING CHEMIST, ON OCTOBER 21, JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE EXPLODED TO GIANT DEVICE AT NOVAYA ZEMLYA.

    MAKING HIS STATEMENT AT THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, PASADENA, U.S.A., WHERE HE HAS BEEN CHAIRMAN OF DIVISION OF CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SINCE 1937, DR. PAULING SAID:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5UDXTIPQZIY1U9Q25VS9JT80X
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UDXTIPQZIY1U9Q25VS9JT80X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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