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Russia / Nuclear Summit / Clinton / Chernobyl, Ukraine #165896

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 20, 1996
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Brit Hume) Gathering of eight world leaders in Russia for a nuclear summit featured; scenes shown from Moscow. [Russian President Boris YELTSIN - (thru translator) says the nuclear deal with Iran will go through.] [President CLINTON - cites the accomplishments of the nuclear agreement; disagrees with the Russia-Iran deal.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The promise at the summit from Ukraine's president to close the nuclear plant at Chernobyl reported.

(Kursk: Gillian Findlay) The dangers of the Soviet nuclear system on the 10th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident examined; details given of the safety problems both with the plants and with unpaid nuclear workers. [Acting chief engineer Valery GALBERG - (thru translator) says modern safety requirements cannot be met.] [Russian nuclear adviser Yevgeny ADAMOV - (thru translator) worries about the workers, who have not been paid.] [Nuclear physicist Thomas COCHRAN - comments.] Russia's expansion of its nuclear system using the same old technology that led to the Chernobyl disaster noted.

Brown, Aaron;
Findlay, Gillian;
Hume, Brit

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