Soviet Union More Fallout From Chernobyl

A crippled reactor spreads disquiet and fear

To a world that received the initial news with shock and foreboding, the explosion and fire at the Soviet Union's Chernobyl nuclear plant suddenly became as close as wind and rain could carry it last week--and as menacing as a nightmare. While Soviet authorities insisted that there was little to worry about outside the Ukraine and neighboring regions, the cloud of deadly radioactive dust from Unit No. 4 that first spread over Scandinavia and Eastern Europe now crossed oceans and land masses, falling on an ever widening range of food and water supplies in dozens of countries. It also continued to...

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