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1986 May 3 Sa
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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Chernobyl: No.10 telegram to MT's party in Seoul (forwarding advice from Walter Marshall) ["without any doubt at all ... the biggest disaster the nuclear industry has had"; re-fueling of some British reactors "comparable in concept"] ​​​​​​​[released Dec 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/3656 f254
Editorial comments:

1230Z. MT was visiting South Korea en route to the Tokyo G7. The original document forwarded to MT follows the telegram. Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here - PREM19-3656.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 8pp
Themes: Energy, Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Science & technology, British relations with the Soviet Union