Pripyat, the nuclear workers’ town near the power station that was evacuated, is visited by thrill-seeking tourists.
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In the acclaimed U.S. mini-series "Chernobyl," Oleksiy Ananenko is hailed as one of three men who helped avert an even greater disaster after the worst nuclear accident in history.In one of the most dramatic episodes of the HBO mini-series, actors playing Ananenko and two other engineers, Valeriy Bespalov and Boris Baranov, wade through flooded corridors to empty a water tank located three meters below the burning reactor.On screen, officials inform workers of the imminent danger and the three men volunteer for the mission to prevent "millions" of deaths. Ananenko did not suffer any serious health problems straight after the mission and he was able to continue to work in the nuclear sector until 2017 .VERY DETERMINEDMeanwhile another former Chernobyl worker, Oleksiy Breus, who was a technician at the fatal fourth reactor, told AFP his impression of the mini-series was "positive on the whole" although he had some specific criticisms.
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