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Ukraine / Chernobyl Anniversary #829999

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The 20th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, Ukraine, noted; map shown.

(Chernobyl: Preston Mendenhall) The lingering effects of the Chernobyl disaster featured; scenes shown of the closed reactor, survivors, including Alexander Nihaev††, and the community; details given about varying levels of radiation & medical problems, including thyroid cancer; footage shown; statistics on radiation-related cancers cited. [Radiation expert Burton BENNETT††- says survivors should stop smoking & limit alcohol.]

Williams, Brian;
Mendenhall, Preston

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