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USSR / Nuclear Accident #102951

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 09, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Assessment of Chernobyl, USSR , nuclear power plant fire by International Atomic Energy Agency members outlined.

(Moscow, USSR : Dean Reynolds) [IAEA spokesperson Dr. Morris ROSEN - describes current situation at Chernobyl.] Agency's findings outlined on screen. [ROSEN - notes Soviet assurance of no meltdown.] USSR account of disaster detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) [ROSEN - describes fire situation at Chernobyl; discusses USSR 's underestimation of disaster's seriousness.]

(DC: John McWethy) Apparent status of fire and radiation levels at site as indicated by satellite photos examined; photos, illustrations shown. Condition of known survivors, include number operated on by Dr. Robert Gale, mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Dean

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