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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 27, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg free press april 1990 pages death Leader details secret plight of youth matted National rallies Mark disaster Date punishment demanded for chernobyl Accident Moscow Reuter tens of thousands of people attended an open air service in Kiev yesterday and workers in the byelorussian City of Gomel went on strike As the soviet Union marked the fourth anniversary of the chernobyl nuclear Power Plant an estimated people waving nationalist flags packed the Square in front of Sofia Cathedral in the ukrainian and listened to Calls to punish those responsible for the witnesses cars and other traffic in the which is about 120 Kilometres South of then halted for five sounding their horns in the culmination of what was declared a Day of mourning across in which lies slightly fur ther to the the Strong workforce at the giant gom Semach engineering works walked off the Job to demand their Region be declared a disaster the ukrainian nationalist Rush news Agency said there were also demonstrations in the Western ukrainian City of the byelorussian capital Minsk and else where in the two which were the worst hit by fallout from the in a group of about 200 people gathered to Lay Flowers at a statue of ukrainian poet tar As seen by Many As a Symbol of ukrainian there was also a smaller gathering in Moscow Gorky several soviet Public organizations organized a 24hour telethon to raise Money for children affected by radioactivity released after the explosion at the chernobyl nuclear Plant april with three hours left to soviet television said the equivalent of about million can in medi Cine and other goods had already been in there were hundreds of polish and armenian even the red and Black Flag of the old Independent ukrainian an Gorbachev makes unprecedented disclosure of private financial details Moscow a Mikhail Gorba threatened with a split in his communist expressed alarm that 12 local party members quit the Day he arrived in their ural mountains Industrial Tass said yes in talks with residents of Sverd Kilometres East of to the president and party chief also deflected questions about the Economy with an unprecedented Dis Cussion of his own thousands of party members have quit in the last primarily to protest reforms they say have gone too slowly or not delivered economic in a meeting with workers of ural a Gigantic machine building Complex in Gorbachev said the party cannot be at the forefront of Reform unless it keeps in touch with the working then he broke the news about the party i am greatly alarmed that 12 workers Here gave notice about their withdrawal from the said who was elected to the top party Post in March no explanation i would look at it this Way the time now is such that some and some he i would ask simply that party factory meet with to try to understand whats the neither Gorbachev nor Tass explained Why the 12 party members quit or whether they timed their resignations to coincide with Gorba chess the 59yearold Gorbachev Dis closed details of his finances during one of his Sverdlovsk say ing he was responding to rumours that he has a Swiss Bank account into which he deposits he said All his including those from a Book he published in the West about have been put into party i have deposited in the party account a million rubles million can and didst take a Kopeck for he he said he gave the equivalent of can to a childrens in hard currency to a clinic for seriously ill to the soviet cultural to a project to build a Monument to a literary Folk to victims of the 1988 armenian earthquake and to refugees from Azer last a Magazine editor Dis closed that the soviet leaders salary was a about seven times the pay of a typical soviet Archit Yaroslav a journalist with the Rush press the crowds first listened to a service by ministers from Ukraine Long persecuted National Church be fore hearing an hour of speeches from members of parliament and from ukrainians living Trofimov said Volodimir a a ukrainian called for a trial for All those guilty for including members of the republics leadership accused of covering up the full extent of the disaster in the Early soviet which showed film of the demonstration in its main evening news said former residents of the town of chernobyl and the surrounding Region were among those attending the in about 20 factories joined the on Day strike called by workers from the Goose Mach Plant to pro test what they described As half measures by those responsible for the chernobyl the soviet news Agency Tass we understand that the fourth anniversary of is not the Best Day for a strike committee Leader Alexander Bukh Rostov told but people should understand us the patience of the Citi Zens of Gomel has run four years of appealing to re Republican and Union authorities brought no each delay May bring irreparable consequences for our the Gomel strikers were demand ing their City and the surrounding Region be declared a disaster area and the imposition of an official ban on farming in places where it is impossible to grow uncontaminated Tass said they also demanded authorities decide by the end of the chernobyl april 1986 the Accident workers turned off the reactors emergency Cooling system and other safety devices for an Experiment to determine How Long steam turbines at continue to generate electricity after an unexpected Power at the reactor Over heated tremendous explosions blew the roof off the reactor exposing the Core to the air and sending radioactive debris into the upper reactor Core Cylinder 36 Wida by 20 it High spread of lodine131 evacuation about people were evacuated from contaminated parts of the Ukraine and last year the government decided to evacuate 85 More villages in 31 in Russia and 14 in the deaths two people were killed in the Accident and 29 Are officially reported to have died an official 1986 report estimated people would die Over 70 years from cancer resulting from radiation future plans the ukrainian legislature decided this year that the whose other three reactors Are still should be closed by Norway Sweden Finland average doses to adult thyroid glands Between and soviet Union keyed dose above 1 Rem 1131 dose Between Rem and 1 Rem although it Doest stay radioactive very lodine131 quickly collects in the thyroid glands of people exposed to an adult receives about rems to the whole body from All sources physics Timo Newsweek Magazino a year to close the chernobyl recent months have seen a rash of mass demonstrations and articles denouncing secrecy surrounding the Moscow now admits huge areas of byelorussian and the rus Sian federation were affected by radiation from the which sent a radioactive Cloud Over the Best Selling size pickups bring you unlimited financing Tor 48 months or but remarkable financing be not our cabs give you More leg More shoulder and More total cab even More than we give you More Standard horsepower than so our vortex 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