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Japan / Nuclear Leak Cover-up #71228

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 21, 1981
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(Studio) Public reaction to discovery of cover-up following leak at nuclear power plant in Japan reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tokyo, Japan) Background to leak and cover-up by involved officials examined; films shown. Prime Min. Zenko Suzuki's call for investigation and rumors of mass resignations mentioned. Fin. impact on area fishermen; possibility of prolonged antinuclear demonstrations explained.
REPORTER: Mark Litke

(Studio) Japan Atomic Power Company, operators of the plant, reported claiming workers were not contaminated; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark

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