Chernobyl: a reactor out of control


When firefighters arrive on the scene they manage to extinguish all the fires except one: reactor no 4 is out of control. Its core is now magma in fusion threatening at any moment to pour onto the tons of water pumped by the firefighters. That would provoke a nuclear cataclysm that would destroy Central Europe.

Three volunteers agree to sacrifice their lives. They return to the plant, open the valves, release the water and thus save the world from nuclear disaster.

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  • Genre: History
  • Length: 26 min
  • Director: Pierre Lergenm├╝ller
  • Broadcaster: ARTE, TV5 Canada, Curiosity Stream