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USSR / Nuclear Accident #102265

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 30, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) European workers near Chernobyl, USSR , nuclear power plant accident reported leaving cntry.; results of authorities' monitoring them for radiation upon arrival in Austria noted. [Voices of American tourists in Kiev Dr. Karen BLACK, Betty KARLIN - relate information they've received in Kiev.]

(Montgomery, Alabama: Rebecca Chase) United States officials' monitoring of radioactive fallout from USSR examined; scenes shown. [NOAA meteorologist Jamie HAWKINS - explains weather phenomenon involved in circulating fallout on global scale.] [White House Environmental Protection Agency task force spokesperson Sheldon MEYERS - doesn't expect health impact on United States of fallout.] [NOAA spokesperson Lester MACHTA - describes possible route of fallout to US.] [EPA radiation lab director Chas. PORTER - explains his facilities' role in detecting fallout.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Upcoming item announced.

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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