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Ukraine / Chernobyl / Fire #406547

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 23, 1996
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(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Steve Harrington) A fire near the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, featured; scenes shown of the grassfire and of the old, crumbling reactor. [Russian environmentalist Alexi YABLOKOV - talks about the long-term pollution.] [Ukraine committee on Atomic Energy Nur NIGMATULIN - says the Chernobyl problem will not go away.]

(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The 1986 explosion and fire at Chernobyl that exposed people to radioactive fallout recalled; scenes shown of people fighting today's fire. [University of Georgia toxicology department director Cham DALLAS - assesses the way in which the brush fire can spread the nuclear particles, thus increasing the radioactive hazard; affirms that he is going back to Chernobyl despite the fire.]

Begleiter, Ralph;
Harrington, Steve;
Sweeney, Fionnuala

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