- 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 >>>