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Chernobyl disaster - Effects on Europe

Title
Chernobyl disaster - Effects on Europe
Genre
News report; Interview; Speech
TX Date
7 May 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:03:14
Description
Report on British reaction to the Chernobyl disaster. Environment Secretary, Kenneth Baker says Britain is safe. Roger Clarke of the National Radiological Protection Board says Britain has escaped the worst effects. Consumer Minister, Michael Howard says it is unnecessary to ban food products from the Eastern bloc, whilst SDP-Liberal Alliance environment spokesman Simon Hughes (speaking in the House of Commons) says not enough information was provided on the dangers of the nuclear disaster. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Kenneth Baker; Simon Hughes; Michael Howard; Roger Clarke
Keywords
Health; UK; Great Britain; USSR; Environment; Europe; Milk; Drinking water; Nuclear safety; Food safety; NRPB; Chernobyl

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