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Chernobyl’s power plant managers ‘hid’ their radiation levels so they could protect cleanup workers, according to former deputy director

Chernobyl was one of the worst nuclear disasters the world has ever seen, resulting in widespread contamination throughout Europe. Workers on the cleanup site immediately following the accident had to record their radiation levels using a dosimeter, or device that measures a person’s dose of radiation. The former deputy director […]
Chernobyl’s power plant managers ‘hid’ their radiation levels so they could protect cleanup workers, according to former deputy director
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The former deputy director of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant says the Emmy-winning HBO series got its villain right, but its hero wrong

The HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” won 10 Emmy awards on Sunday, including for Outstanding Limited Series. The miniseries mirrors the real-life events of the tragic 1986 nuclear disaster. But the former deputy director of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Alexander Kovalenko, said the real tragedy was “much worse.” Kovalenko was called […]
The former deputy director of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant says the Emmy-winning HBO series got its villain right, but its hero wrong
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Chernobyl was the world’s worst nuclear-power-plant accident. Here’s how it compares with Fukushima and Three Mile Island.

HBO’s “Chernobyl” series has reignited comparisons between the Soviet power-plant accident and other nuclear accidents worldwide. Chernobyl is widely acknowledged to be the worst nuclear accident in history, but a few scientists have argued that the accident at Fukushima was even more destructive. Both events were far worse than the […]
Chernobyl was the world’s worst nuclear-power-plant accident. Here’s how it compares with Fukushima and Three Mile Island.