The Chernobyl disaster began on April 26, 1986--and continues even now, given its profound effect on the region. With the debate over alternative energy sources as contentious as ever, this Academy Award-winning program offers a wealth of issues to consider; its reexamination of what happened at the Ukranian reactor and its investigation into the dark side of nuclear power parallel the questions many Americans have regarding the storage of radioactive material and the overall safety of the nuclear industry. The video also highlights international medical programs created to battle the insidious residual effects of the Chernobyl tragedy.
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