Big bad disasters

  • 1998-07-23
  • Katya Cenge
On April 26, 1986, radiation started to escape from the fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine. The Soviet Army, including soldiers from all Soviet satellite countries, carried out the clean up. But more than a decade later, Latvian victims may finally be getting the help they need, as Katya Cengel reports."In our socialist system there can be no big bad accidents and no harm done to the people."That is what Arnolds Verzemnieks remembers being told and that is what many people believed. After the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, the worst nuclear accident in history, 5,3...
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