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USSR / Nuclear Accident #102232

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 29, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) USSR said not responding so far to United States offer of technical and humanitarian aid following Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.

(DC: Charles Gibson) Possible impact of Chernobyl disaster on US nuclear power plants under construction examined; costs involved in building such plants outlined on screen, discussed. [Acting assistant Energy Secretary James VAUGHAN - doesn't expect United States environmental or public to be adversely affected by Chernobyl.] [Representative Edward MARKEY, Christic Institution spokesperson Lanny SINKIN - believe Chernobyl, in addition to Three Mile Island experience, has ended nuclear power movement] [Shoreham Opponents Coalition spokesperson Nora BREDIS - cites message of Soviet accident.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, accident recalled; Governor Richard Thornburgh's findings during USSR tour after TMI accident noted. Status of TMI's continued clean-up from 1979 accident mentioned.

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:03:00

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