Great Mysteries and Myths of the Twentieth Century

Season 1 Episode 17

The Chernobyl Mystery

Aired Unknown Jan 01, 1998 on TLC
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The Chernobyl Mystery
On 26 April 1986, in the Pripyat region of the Soviet Union, there occurred the worst nuclear accident in history. Thirty-one people died in the explosion and fire and over 100,000 were evacuated from the area. The system in which the plant played a central plant, was riddled with secrecy, complacency and massive incompetence. So flawed were its procedures, that the catastrophe which overwhelmed Chernobyl took place during a routine test. This is the detailed build up to how that disaster happened.moreless

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