• Short Summary

    POULTERERS IN SCANDINAVIA ARE EXPERIENCING AN UNUSUAL TURNABOUT IN TRADE: PLENTY OF BIRDS BUT NO CUSTOMERS.

  • Description

    1.
    CU MAN TESTS BIRDS WITH GEIGER COUNTER
    0.13

    2.
    CU DITTO
    0.20

    3.
    CU GEIGER COUNTER SHOWS RECORDING
    0.27

    4.
    SV MAN CUTS OPEN BIRD
    0.30

    5.
    CU DITTO, REMOVING FEATHERS
    0.34

    6.
    CU REMOVING SECTION OF FLESH
    0.37

    7.
    CU PLACING REMOVED SECTION INTO LEAD CONTAINER TESTS
    0.43

    8.
    CU PLACING FEATHERS INTO CONTAINER
    0.54

    9.
    SV & CU DIALS
    1.00

    10.
    SV PAN FROM MAN TAKING RECORDINGS TO BIRDS
    1.12

    11.
    CU 2 SHOTS SHOWING RECORDING ON GRAPH
    1.20

    12.
    SV BIRDS ARE PLACED ON HANGERS FOR SALE
    1.29



    Initials TDH/V/AW/FG TDH/V/AW/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: POULTERERS IN SCANDINAVIA ARE EXPERIENCING AN UNUSUAL TURNABOUT IN TRADE: PLENTY OF BIRDS BUT NO CUSTOMERS. THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE FEAR THAT MIGRATORY WILDFOWL FROM ARCTIC REGIONS AROUND NOVAYA ZEMLYA, THE SOVIET NUCLEAR TESTING ZONE, MAY BE RADIOACTIVE ON THEIR ARRIVAL. DANISH AUTHORITIES ARE KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON THE SITUATION BY SENDING BIRDS TO RISOE, THE ATOMIC RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT AT ROSKILDE, FOR A THOROUGH CHECK.

    POACHERS AND HUNTERS WHO HAVE SHOT THESE BIRDS OUT OF SEASON HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SEND IN THE REMAINS FOR CHECKING. POLICE HAVE PROMISED THAT PERSONS DOING SO WOULD NOT BE PROSECUTED. AT THE SAME TIME, ALL PERSONS WHO HAVE EATEN THESE WILDFOWL ARE ASKED TO REPORT FOR TESTS.

    TEST HAVE SO FAR CONFIRMED THE OFFICIAL VIEW THAT THE LEVEL OF RADIO-ACTIVITY IN THE BIRDS IS LITTLE ABOVE AVERAGE, AND SO FAR THERE IS NO REASON TO STOP EATING THEM. HOWEVER, THE TESTS WILL CONTINUE, THEY SAY, JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3H0Q5POE0KOL6HBPU0OUNZZHN
    Media URN:
    VLVA3H0Q5POE0KOL6HBPU0OUNZZHN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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