In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.
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The character of Ulana Khomyuk played by Emily Watson is the only character that is fictionalized, all others depict their real life counterparts. It is a composite out of several scientists that all did different parts the work depicted by the series for her character. It is not known if any of the original scientists that are the base for this character were women. See more