Nuclear Testing on Humans

Secretary O’Leary briefed reporters and department employees on the reasons for declassifying nuclear weapons information accumulated… read more

Secretary O’Leary briefed reporters and department employees on the reasons for declassifying nuclear weapons information accumulated since the mid-1940s. She stated that environmental concerns helped to bring about this decision. The secretary suggested that over 20% of the nuclear tests came without warning because of national security reasons. Included in her report was the disclosure that 18 individuals were used in experiments on the effects of plutonium. Throughout the briefing, Secretary O’Leary used an overhead projector to describe the information. Following her presentation, she took questions from reporters. close

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Nuclear Testing on Humans

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Program ID:
52772-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 7, 1993
Last Aired:
Dec 13, 1993

Airing Details

  • Dec 07, 1993 | 4:29pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 07, 1993 | 8:44pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 08, 1993 | 12:08pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 13, 1993 | 4:15am EST | C-SPAN 1
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