NOVA

Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb

Passport Season 44 Episode 8 | 52m 55s Video has closed captioning.

In 1986, in the heart of Ukraine, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded, releasing 400 times more radiation than the Hiroshima Bomb. It was the world’s worst nuclear disaster. Thirty workers died, 50,000 people fled the nearest city, and radioactive fallout made an area larger than Long Island a no-go zone. Hastily, a so-called “sarcophagus” was built to contain the radioactive materials.

Aired: 04/26/17

Expires: 12/31/26

Rating: TV-PG

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