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Russia / Submarine Radiation #138633

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 23, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Karen Burnes) Leaking of radioactive materials from a Russian submarine that sank off the coast Norway in 1989 featured; underwater video shown of the sub, which carried two nuclear missiles and a reactor. [Admiral Vladimir SEMOYLOV - (thru translator) comments.] [Submarine designer Nikolai NOSOV - (thru translator) says Cesium-137 has been detected; predicts when the plutonium will start coming out of the hull.] [Naval engineer Captain Tengiz BORISOV - (thru translator) says the region will be polluted with plutonium next year.] America scientists noted invited to Russia to review the data. [Woods Hole Institution Dr. Charles HOLLISTER - describes the speed of the current by the submarine.] Six American and Soviet subs recalled having sunk.

Burnes, Karen;
Jennings, Peter

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