In April 1986, a huge explosion erupted at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in northern Ukraine. This series follows the stories of the men and women, who tried to contain the disaster, as well as those who gave their lives preventing a subsequent and worse one.
The soldiers sent to help clean up Chernobyl and the surrounding area are each given a bottle of vodka. Alcohol was believed for a time to help slow radiation poisoning. However it is now known to have a very minimal effect. See more »
All characters speak English instead of Ukrainan, Russian, Belarusian, Polish or other languages spoken in the area. See more »