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2The Daily Tar Heel Friday, February 10, 1989
World and Nation
Effects of Chernobyl accident linger
From Associated Press reports
MOSCOW Fallout from the
Chernobyl nuclear disaster contam
inated one-fifth of Byelorussia to the
point that officials are monitoring the
health of more than 300,000 people,
Tass reported Thursday.
The official news agency asked in
its dispatch why nearly three years
passed before those who lived just
north of the stricken nuclear power
plant were told how seriously their
health was threatened.
"Is this not too late to tell the public
the complete picture of the radiation
situation?" the agency asked.
Vladimir Yevtukh, chairman of the
area disaster relief commission,
responded with a comment that
v implied residents of the area still
might not know if President Mikhail
Gorbachev had not introduced his
policy of glasnost, or openness.
"Glasnost and the democratization
of public life played no small role in
making public the data on the
radiation situation in the republic,,,
he was quoted as saying.
Yevtukh, a member of the Byelor
ussian Council of Ministers, said
some time was needed to test 40,000
soil samples after the accident in April
Last week, the government news
paper Izvestia said 20 Byelorussian
villages were being abandoned. The
number of people affected was not
given, but the newspaper said 1,200
apartments would be built for them.
The contaminated area in the
Byelorussian republic is due north of
the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
in the Ukraine and twice the size of
Massachusetts. The article did not
address contamination in the Ukrain
Soviet officials did not report the
explosion and fire at the Chernobyl
plant until three days later, when
Sweden complained of unusually
high radiation levels. Reports on the
cleanup have been sketchy and
Tass said Thursday cumulative
radiation absorbed by the residents
of the Byelorussian zone was nearly
three times that found elsewhere, but
still less than 60 percent of the
permissible level, according to
It added, however, . that "no one
precisely knows" how much radiation
Cancer and other disease rates in
the contaminated area are rising but
are below the national average, the
The area contaminated by the
accident is divided into four zones,
starting with that immediately adja
cent to the power plant. Tass said
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4,400 people were evacuated from the
closest zone immediately after the
About 19,000 more people were
moved in the next four months from
what now is called the second zone,
the report said, and the third zone
covers 400 communities in the Gomel
and Mogilev regions of Byelorussia.
Tass said authorities ,were giving
medical checkups to more than
100,000 residents and taking decon
tamination measures in that region,
and in the fourth zone, the health of
the 200,000 residents and the purity
of their food were being monitored.
Towns in the contaminated area
were washed to remove fallout from
roofs, fences and walls; asphalt was
replaced, and hundreds of thousands
of tons of topsoil were removed and
buried, Tass reported, but did not say
where the contaminated soil was
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with the immunization process, but
some said there were special cases
Thursday. "I think that immunization
went well," said J. J. Langdon, a
freshman from Raleigh. "I just went
right after aerobics and was in and
out in about five or 10 minutes."
Nicole Jones, a freshman from
Elizabethtown, said, "I thought that
the immunization was handled well
but there were a lot of people in my
classes who hadn't received a card and
were asked to leave."
Joseph Holt, a freshman business
administration major from Fayette
ville, said: "It was fair to have people
kept from attending classes because
the pestilence could have bedridden
half the campus."
Haitian government orders
arrests of opposition heads
From Associated Press reports
Workers closed schools, busi
nesses, and some public transpor
tation Thursday in a general strike
called by the opposition to
demand the resignation of Haitian
ruler Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril.
It was the second day . of the
strike, but the government blunted
its impact Wednesday by closing
schools and services with a paid
holiday. Thursday was not a
The government also ordered
the arrests of seven opposition
leaders who called for the strike.
By Thursday, there were no
reports that the seven had been
Among those sought were Jean
Auguste Mesyeux and Gabriel
Miracle, co-leaders of Haiti's
largest union. Their group, the
Autonomous Central of Haitian
Workers, has organized two suc
cessful general strikes since
Hostage families receive hope
DAMASCUS, Syria The
spiritual leader of the group
believed to be holding most of the
American hostages in Lebanon
said he hoped their ordeal would
end "shortly," according to a letter
Sheik Mohammed Hussein
Fadlallah wrote to Peggy Say,
sister of American hostage Terry
Anderson, "I hope your human
suffering will end shortly and I
promise to do all my best to help
Anderson, 41, of Lorain, Ohio,
was kidnapped March 16, 1985,
News in Brief
while serving as chief Middle East
correspondent for The Associated
He is the longest-held hostage
in Lebanon among 15 Westerners,
including nine Americans, three
Britons, one Irishman, one Italian
and a Belgian.
Heritage Church may relocate
FORT MILL, S.C. The
Canadian businessman who '
bought Heritage USA is reviewing .
proposals by the Heritage Church "
regarding the possible purchase of ,'
some Heritage USA assets, a',
spokesman for the businessman
Businessman Stephen Mernick,.',
has not set a timetable on when
he will respond to the Rev. Sam
Johnson, pastor of Heritage
Church, spokesman Alex Coffin
of Charlotte said. '
Johnson said Wednesday the'
church may consider moving '
elsewhere because Mernick had
not informed the church of his '
plans for Heritage USA.
During a Jan. 12 meeting at '1
Charlotte-Douglas International ,
Airport, Mernick promised to get
in touch with Heritage Church" '
officials within 10 days, Johnson '
Johnson said he told Mernick'
then that Heritage Church wanted .
to buy some of the assets of'
Heritage USA. Mernick asked
Johnson to put his proposal in
writing. Mernick received the
proposal on Feb. 3, Coffin said.
For the Record
In Thursday's story, "Faculty leave each semester. One-seventh of the
policy to affect class sizes," The Daily professors in each department or
Tar Heel incorrectly reported that school may take a paid study leave: I-
one professor from each department The Daily Tar Heel regrets the
or school may take a paid-study leave error.
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