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    SENATOR HUBERT HUMPHREY HAS SUGGESTED THAT EAST AND WEST STOP TRYING TO NAIL DOWN ALL THE DETAILS ON NUCLEAR TEST BANS.

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    SOF BEGINS: "THE MAXIMUM CONCENTRATION....."



    SOF ENDS: ".....PER GRAM OF CALCIUM."



    SOF BEGINS: "BUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN..."



    SOF ENDS: "...CANNOT BE CONTINUED INDEFINITELY."




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    Background: SENATOR HUBERT HUMPHREY HAS SUGGESTED THAT EAST AND WEST STOP TRYING TO NAIL DOWN ALL THE DETAILS ON NUCLEAR TEST BANS.

    THE MINNESOTA DEMOCRAT SAID THE TIME HAS COME TO ORGANIZE SOME KIND OF INSPECTION, HOWEVER LIMITED, AND USE IT AS A YARDSTICK TO DEVELOP A FINAL, AND WORKABLE SYSTEM.

    HUMPHREY MADE HIS SUGGESTION PUBLIC THIS MORNING, IN A LETTER TO SECRETARY OF STATE CHRISTIAN HERTER.

    HUMPHREY'S PLEA FOR SPEED IN REACHING AN AGREEMENT ON NUCLEAR TEST BANS, CLOSELY FOLLOWS FALLOUT TESTIMONY GIVEN YESTERDAY GIVEN YESTERDAY ON CAPITOL HILL. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION EXPERTS TESTIFIED BEFORE THE JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON RADIATION.

    DR. WRIGHT LAUGHAM (Lanugham-CQ) OF THE LOS ALAMOS LABORATORIES, EXPLAINED THE FALLOUT DANGER AS IT AFFECTS HUMAN BEINGS. HE DEFINED WHAT BIOLOGISTS BELIEVE TO BE THE...

    ...MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE RADIATION DOSAGE- DEFINING IT IN TERMS OF MICROMICROCURIES (CQ), WHICH IS THE SCIENTIFIC SCALE OF MEASUREMENT FOR RADIOACTIVITY.

    IT WAS FURTHER EXPLAINED THAT THIS DOSAGE DOES NOT EXCEED TEN PERCENT OF THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE.

    NARRATION, LEADING INTO ROLL CUE: PART II:
    A SPECIALIST FROM THE LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY TOLD CONGRESS YESTERDAY THAT IS NUCLEAR TESTS CONTINUE AT THEIR PRESENT RATE UNTIL THE MID-NINETEEN SIXTIES...

    ....THE AMOUNT OF RADIOACTIVE STRONTIUM 90 (NINETY) IN OUR BONES WILL CLIMB TO A DANGEROUS LEVEL.

    THE SPEAKER: DOCTOR WRIGHT LANGHAM: (CQ)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAK1UUIAAGCV5K4QFNVIRV120S
    Media URN:
    VLVAAK1UUIAAGCV5K4QFNVIRV120S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:29:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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