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USSR / Kazakhstan / Impact of Nuclear Testing #340608

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Sargel: Tom Fenton) Medical effects of Soviet nuclear testing on people of northern Kazakhstan featured; historical footage and current scenes shown; details given. [Kazakhstan WOMAN - says they were used as guinea pigs.] [Kazakh research radiologist Dr. Saim BALMUKHANOV - estimates damage of testing.] High incidence of cerebral palsy, AIDS- like immune deficiency and dwarfism in villagers near atomic test sites noted. Soviet government's failure to protect Kazakhstan residents from effects of testing noted. [Sargel, Kazakhstan, USSR , Dr. Kuvanis TUZABAYEV - (thru translator) - comments.] Current ban on nuclear testing in Kazakhstan mentioned.

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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