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Chelyabinsk-65, Russia / Nuclear Waste #342893

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 17, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Map shown locating Chelyabinsk-65, Russia. Report introduced.

(Mosthumila: Anthony Mason) Nuclear waste dumped by plutonium production plant at Chelyabinsk-65 into the river featured; scenes shown of physician delivering radiation dosimeters to residents of a nearby Russian village. [PHYSICIAN - (thru translator) tells villagers the river is contaminated.] [Environmentalist Ludmilla PARAMWISLIVA - (thru translator) talks about river contamination.] Previous efforts to keep Chelyabinsk-65 and its contaminated waste secret noted. [VILLAGER - (thru translator) comments.] Rise in chronic radiation disease reported monitored by the Chelyabinsk Institution of Biophysics. ["VALYA" - talks about her aching joints.]

Mason, Anthony;
Rather, Dan

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