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USSR / Nuclear Accident #309458

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 28, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Major nuclear power plant accident at Chernobyl facility near Kiev, USSR , reported

(Moscow, USSR : Wyatt Andrews) Soviet version of accident outlined on screen, discussed; scenes, photos shown. Significance of government's announcement considered.

(London, England: Bill Redeker) Sweden's detection of radioactive fallout and implications for magnitude of Chernobyl accident discussed; scenes shown. [Soviet energy expert Jonathan STERN - explains significance of Kremlin's handling of incident.] [Soviet energy expert Bert POCKNEY - cites Chernobyl's size.] Radiation level in Scandinavia described. Sweden's criticism of Soviet delay in notifying it of accident cited.

(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR noted claiming this is first major nuclear accident there; 1957 Soviet nuclear accident reviewed. Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in 1979 recalled. [Oak Ridge Laboratories spokesperson Stanley AUERBACH - discusses USSR design for nuclear reactors compared to US.] [Nuclear expert Gordon THOMPSON - explains seriousness of USSR accident.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan;
Redeker, Bill

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