ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 28, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) USSR version of accident at Chernobyl nuclear power plant near Kiev outlined.
(London, England: Dean Reynolds) Sweden's detection of Soviet accident due to presence of incrd. radiation explained, discussed; scenes shown. [Soviet news ANNOUNCER - (thru translator) reports accident.] Details of plant reviewed; photos shown courtesy "Soviet Life" magazine Radiation cloud's course across Poland and into Scandinavia indicated on map. ["New Science" magazine spokesperson Tom WILKIE - notes accident is worst in history of nuclear power.] Three Mile Island accident in 1979 recalled.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Chernobyl's history noted.
(DC: Roger Peterson) USSR 's nuclear power program examined; scenes shown. Soviet design compared with United States approach to plants. [Union of Concerned Scientists spokesperson Dr. James MacKENZIE - speculates on seriousness of Chernobyl accident.] Details of Three Mile Island accident reviewed, compared to Chernobyl. [Center for Strategic International Studies spokesperson Thane GUSTAFSON - thinks Mikhail Gorbachev made final decision to disclose info. with regard to accident.] [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - sees no danger to US.] 1958 nuclear explosion in USSR described.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Item recapped at end of broadcast
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