Inside Chernobyl: New documentary on the nuclear disaster gets release date 7 months ago

Inside Chernobyl: New documentary on the nuclear disaster gets release date

"Getting inside the reactor and even into Control Room Number 4."

Channel 5 is releasing a new documentary about the Chernobyl disaster which will be hosted by adventurer Ben Fogle.

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This documentary will see Ben Fogle explore the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant itself where the explosion happened and live in the surrounding areas and danger zones that were destroyed in the disaster and are still to this day radioactive.

The plant exploded on the 26th April 1986 sending massive amounts of radioactive material across Europe. It is the worst nuclear accident in history, even after over 30 years there's still too much radioactivity in the area for people to be there for long periods of time.

Ben will live inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone for 7 days, they have even been granted access to film in the power plant and the control room but they can only spend 5 minutes inside the control room, due to radiation safety restrictions.

 

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Ben took to Instagram to talk about the project which will air on Channel 5 on Wednesday March 3rd.

Ben wrote: "With unprecedented access, I explore the hope after the meltdown. Meeting the people who returned both legally and illegally to live off grid in the vast exclusion zone."

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"And following the wildlife that has returned to this once toxic landscape. As the world recoils from the pandemic and climate change, what lessons of hope can we learn from the aftermath of the 1986 disaster that threatened the world?"

Ben will also speak to some of the people who currently work at the plant. "Getting inside the reactor and even into Control Room Number 4, I will meet the thousands of workers who still work at the plant to contain the fallout. I explore the legacy of Chernobyl as Ukraine seek UNESCO world Heritage status for its unique historical relevance."

Ben Fogle: Inside Chernobyl airs on Wednesday 3rd March, at 9pm on Channel 5.