HBO started airing a miniseries on the world’s worst nuclear accident that occurred in 1986, at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Russia. Emily Watson plays Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the mystery of what led to the Chernobyl disaster so that it doesn’t happen again.
Whether this type of accident occurred in Russia, or more recently as 2011 in Fukushima, Japan, the dramatized story shows the cost of political governments hiding truths from their own citizens.
If you’ve been watching Chernobyl Monday nights on HBO and want to do more research, we have some interesting resources on the subject. If you haven’t been watching, you should really check it out!