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USSR / Chernobyl / Fifth Anniversary #134272

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 22, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush's proclamation on Earth Day quoted. Report introduced.

(Bartolomeyevka: John Laurence) The damaged nuclear power station at Chernobyl, USSR , reported revisited five years after the accident there; scenes shown of the "sarcophagus" that is crumbling and emitting higher levels of radiation than the Soviets had admitted. Soviet scientists said stating a new structure must be built before the old one that entombs the reactor collapses completely. Instability of the active nuclear power station number 3 reviewed; scenes shown. [Worker Alexander BERETSIN - (thru translator) says new electronics are needed for this reactor.] Extent of the radioactive contamination detailed. [BYELORUSSIAN - (thru translator) criticizes the government.]

Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John

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