ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Walter Rodgers) Official Soviet version of explosion at plant in Pavlograd, USSR , reported [On Soviet TV, REPORTER - (thru translator) explains explosion at plant.] Pentagon report that Pavlograd plant produced fuel for ICBMs cited. [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Peter ZIMMERMAN - says accident has crippled a Soviet missile program.] Stmt. from Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady Gerasimov quoted; Chernobyl nuclear disaster recalled.
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