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Chernobyl / Fire / Nuclear Threat #612088

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 23, 1996
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Moscow : John Dancy) Burning villages near the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown plant in Russia shown; details given of the danger from radioactive particles being stirred up by the fire. [Radiation safety director Artur KARNEYEV - comments on the radiation.]

(New York: Robert Bazell) The global concern over other reactors in Chernobyl today outlined; details given of a report that states conditions at the reactor site are more dangerous now than ever. [Nuclear engineer Ed PURVIS - comments on the major design flaw in Soviet RBMK reactors.] [USC Najm MESHKATI - says America will not be immune from the radiation.]

Bazell, Robert;
Dancy, John;
Williams, Brian

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