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USSR / Nuclear Accident #102230

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 29, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senior United Nations officials reported demanding USSR release full information on Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.

(NYC: Richard Threlkeld) Soviet nuclear reactor design explained, compared to that of West reactors. [Brookhaven National Labs spokesperson Stephen MUSOLINO - describes United States design; cites lack of safety features built into Soviet plants.] Hypothetical scenario at Chernobyl illustrated, discussed. [Dr. Ed ZEBROSKI - explains seriousness of graphite fire at Chernobyl.] Edward Teller's description of nuclear power paradox quoted. Possible long- range consequences noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Former manager British Nuclear Corp., Peter POTTER - discusses likely factors affecting continued fire at Chernobyl and radiation leak, long-range consequences in region.]

(Boston, Massachusetts: George Strait) Possible long-term human consequences of Chernobyl radiation leak examined; Hiroshima recalled, historical footage shown. [Prof. Edward WEBSTER - describes radiation deaths.] Details outlined on screen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Upcoming item.

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George;
Threlkeld, Richard

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