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USSR / Nuclear Accident #309691

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 12, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR 's latest official figs. on dead and injured from Chernobyl nuclear power plant and number evacuated outlined.

(Moscow, USSR : Wyatt Andrews) New Soviet propaganda counter-offensive to deflect international criticism of its silence on disaster until now described, examined; scenes shown. [Spokesperson Vladimir LOMEIKO - (thru translator) accuses W. hysteria of creating "anti-Soviet psychosis."] Lomeiko said referring to "New York Post" headline (shown). Apparent disciplinary action for some local Chernobyl party officials discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) United States medical aid to Soviet victims discussed; Armand Hammer's role in relief effort mentioned. Detection of radioactivity in some Oregon milk explained; lack of contamination said found in E. European food imports.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan

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