• Short Summary

    Saltholm, an island near Copenhagen, uses only rainwater - or did, until scientists at Rise the Danish Atomic Centre analyzed the water and found it contained twice as much Strontium 90 as should be there.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN Saltholm island
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    2.
    SV Radio-active water is poured into container
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    3.
    CU Water boils in evaporator
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    4.
    CU Samples of radio-active residue in pellets
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    5.
    CU Samples pushed
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    6.
    GV Interior of Riso Laboratory.
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    7.
    LV Empty water containers loaded onto truck
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    8.
    LV Containers filled with clean water
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    9.
    LONG VIEW PAN containers wheeled out to lorry
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    10.
    CU Containers on to lorry
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    11.
    Long View Pan Lorry arrives at dockside
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    12.
    Water containers unloaded
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    13.
    Semi Top View Water container loaded on to boat
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    14.
    CU ditto
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    15.
    Travel shot boat goes to Saltholm
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    16.
    Travel shot water containers on after-deck of boat
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    17.
    GV Saltholm harbour.
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    18.
    Water containers loaded onto farm truck
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    19.
    LV ditto
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    20.
    Travel shot from farm truck towards farm-house.
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    21.
    Sheep in pan of farmhouse (SV)
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    22.
    LV Chickens in farmyard
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    23.
    SV Sheep
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Saltholm, an island near Copenhagen, uses only rainwater - or did, until scientists at Rise the Danish Atomic Centre analyzed the water and found it contained twice as much Strontium 90 as should be there.

    Strontium 90 is the deadly fall-cut dust from hydrogen bomb explosions
    Immediate action was to ban the 33 islanders from using rainwater, and send daily supplies of milk churns full of fresh water from Copenhagen
    Saltholm cannot bore wells as the sub-soil is too salty
    Rick in pastures the islands will have the problems this summer of how to water the livestock annually sent over from the mainland for fattening.

    They fear they may lose this lucrative trade.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2H8WDH7M6LY7TMX5ZUOJ2XWBG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2H8WDH7M6LY7TMX5ZUOJ2XWBG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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