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Russia / Chechnya Unrest / Nuclear Package / Cesium #603581

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 24, 1995
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Moscow: John Dancy) The discovery of a package containing radioactive material in Izmailovsky Park in Moscow, Russia, that had been planted by rebels from Chechnya, Russia, examined; scenes shown of the package of cesium 137 being dug up. [Chechen rebel leader Shamil BASAYEV - (thru translator) warns the Chechens will not give up.] Precautionary measures being taken by Russia outlined.

" "(Washington: Pete Williams) The use of nuclear materials as weapons by terrorists outlined. [Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control Gary MILHOLLIN - comment on the danger of cesium if it is exploded.] [Carnegie Endowment Leonard SPECTOR - talks about the new threat.] The concern that Russian nuclear material might fall into the wrong hands noted.

Dancy, John;
Williams, Brian

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