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The former deputy director of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant says the HBO series got its villain right, but its hero wrong

Chernobyl

  • The HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” is nominated for 19 Emmy awards; the award show will be held September 22.
  • 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 to Chernobyl in July 1986 to minimize the risk of radioactive contamination following the accident.
  • He shared a room with Valery Legasov, the HBO show’s protagonist, but said Legasov wasn’t a key figure in the actual cleanup.
  • Kovalenko also said the show’s villain, deputy chief engineer Anatoly Dyatlov, read more >>>

    Source:: BusinessInsider.Com