ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 21, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.
(London, England: Dean Reynolds) USSR 's official report on cause of Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, submitted to International Atomic Energy Cmsn., examined; details given, scenes shown. [Soviet OFFICIAL - (thru translator) attributes accident to chain of human errors.] Apparent circumstances leading to disaster reviewed, illustrated. [British SPOKESPERSON - considers sequence of mistakes unbelievable by knowledgeable workers.] [Soviet OFFICIAL - (thru translator) cites human toll of accident.] Feared long-range consequences of Chernobyl for USSR described. [MAN - notes generations to come will have to cope with dangers from plant.]
(London, England: Barrie Dunsmore) Impact of Chernobyl fallout on European cntrys.' food supplies discussed; Norway's contaminated reindeer herds cited as example [WOMAN - (thru translator) will avoid all reindeer meat from now on.] [Dr. Tom WILKIE - cites growing reaction against nuclear power in West Europe as result of disaster.] Poland's effort to cope with Chernobyl fallout described. [POLE -(thru translator) declines comment.] [USSR ambassador to Great Britain Leonid ZAMYATIN - (thru translator) dismisses call for Soviet compensation to affected countries.]
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