NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 11, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Chernobyl, USSR : Robert Bazell) Chernobyl resident Darla Schundig shown two years after nuclear accident. [SCHUNDIG - (thru translator) comments on uncertain future.] Surrounding area noted still uninhabited; details given, scenes shown. Some old peasants shown after allowed to return to villages. Accident recalled; scenes shown. [Chief engineer Gennadi YAROSLAV - (thru translator) says problems corrected.] Engineers responsible for accident noted in prison. Officials reported claiming glasnost and other reforms successful. USSR 's honesty with regard to long-term health effects of accident discussed. Chernobyl radiation exposure compared to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Scientists reported desiring to study evacuees and workers.