Chernobyl

Chernobyl (2019)

2 mistakes in season 1

(1 vote)

Vichnaya Pamyat - S1-E5

Factual error: Dyatlov puts pressure on his subordinate, threatening to fire him. In the USSR it would be very hard for him to do so, because of strong labor unions. So it's unlikely that fear of being fired would force the worker to violate safety precautions.

terikon

Open Wide, O Earth - S1-E3

Other mistake: Legasov is told that a 30km zone will be evacuated, shown as an ill-founded cabinet decision. Legasov himself proposes a 200km zone. At the end of the episode, Legasov appeals to Gorbachev (General Secretary) and asks him to evacuate 2600 square kilometers. It's easy to check that this is a 29km radius circle, nothing like the 200km he proposed.

terikon

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