HBO produced a movie about the 1986 Chernobyl disaster that was not science; it was pure BS. Viewing the program, one would think that thousands died, factually it was less than 200. The program does not clarify that Chernobyl was a light water graphite core reactor whose primary purpose was the production of enriched plutonium for weapons. It did not mention that no nation in the West operates any such reactors. It did not say that the Chernobyl reactor did not have a containment vessel. It did not explain that the cause of the accident was a very poorly designed experiment and that the operators did the wrong things allowing unit 4 to continue to produce electricity at a 7% level, causing several explosions and the forced removal of the reactor lid.
Dr. A. H. Krieg CMFGE. Holds sever nuclear-related patents.