had written the opening scene about Dyatlov remembering his son, who developed and died from leukemia at age 10 after Dyatlov himself was exposed to a dose of radiation while working on a nuclear submarine in Siberia. This scene was filmed but ultimately cut from the episode, after it was decided this backstory was not related to the story of Chernobyl. See more
The reactor fuel is going to sink into the ground and poison the water from Kiev to the Black Sea, all of it. Forever, they say. They want you to stop that from happening.
How are we supposed to do that?
They didn't tell me, because I don't need to know. Do you need to know, or have you heard enough?
[looks at his men, steps up to Shchadov, eyes him over, then pats his shoulder, leaving a big coal dust stain on the minister's nice suit before heading to the truck
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