CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 1990
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(Studio: Lesley Stahl) Report introduced.
(Chernobyl: Anthony Mason) Lingering danger in Chernobyl, USSR , an island of radioactive contamination in the Soviet Ukraine, examined; details given of reactor explosion in April 1986; scenes shown from nuclear site then and now. Continuing evacuation of surrounding villages and medical examinations of people noted. [Nuclear physicist Andrij DEMYDENKO - says government did not act in 1986.] Supreme Parliament's hesitation to finance cleanup and relocation explained. [Environment committee head Yuri SHERBACH - says 300,000 people must be moved immediately.] Concern about what will happen with the sealed- off damaged reactor discussed. [DEMYDENKO - says its is forever.] Chernobyl called a theme park for scientists on the effects of nuclear disaster.
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