Valery Legasov

Chernobyl re-visited: A continent in fear

For a time in 1986, fear encased Europe.
A fire raged at a nuclear plant, in the Ukraine city of Chernobyl. Hundreds of people were hospitalized’ 30 died soon, thousands had lingering deaths. The health impact remained for generations.
But there’s more. Kary Antholis, HBO’s mini-series chief, recalls the pitch from writer-producer Craig Mazin: “He said, ‘You have no idea …. It was hours away from devastating millions of lives and wreaking havoc on the European continent.’” Read more…