Entombed in a concrete sarcophagus in the Ukraine, Chernobyl’s number four nuclear reactor lies in ruins. It will remain dangerously radioactive for hundreds of years to come. Here, the unthinkable happened: a nuclear reactor sped out of control in 1986, resulting in an explosion and the release of radioactive particles. What caused the disaster? How was the situation contained? Television news footage, maps and diagrams piece together the unfolding drama: a routine test goes horribly wrong; an army of clean-up and containment workers makes heroic efforts in radiation danger zones; radioactive fallout threatens Europe; terrified citizens flee their homes. Chilling and unforgettable images convey the full impact of a nightmarish disaster.
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