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Alcohol Tested for Radiation

September 08, 1986|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Alcoholic beverages from several foreign countries are being tested for radioactive contamination from the Chernobyl nuclear accident, the government announced today.

Samples of alcoholic beverages being imported from countries affected in some degree by the radiation accident will be purchased at retail over the next several years for testing, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said. Bureau officials have divided the countries into three risk categories for testing. The said high risk countries are the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Greece, Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Czechoslovakia.

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