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Russia / Nuclear Submarine / Waste Dumping #138656

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 24, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Last night's story of a radiation leak from a sunken nuclear submarine recalled.

(Moscow: Karen Burnes) The disposal of nuclear materials from the Soviet military in the waters off northern Russia examined; map shown of dumping sites. [Russian parliament Valerij MENSHIKOV - (thru translator) says the dumping was just done.] [Russian navy Captain Tengiz BORISOV - (thru translator) comments on the threat from the dumping.] Indications that wildlife in the region has been affected noted. [State Department Curtis BOHLEN - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) The issue of radiation leakage from the Russian submarine featured; underwater scenes shown. [Pentagon spokesman Pete WILLIAMS - says there has been no Soviet response.] The concern that the sunken sub is near Norway's fishing grounds mentioned. [Nuclear energy safety authority Knut GUSSGARD - says most of the plutonium will stay on the bottom.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The old United States practice of nuclear dumping in the oceans reviewed.

Burnes, Karen;
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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