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Building Chernobyl's megatomb / produced and directed by Martin Gorst ; executive producer Carlo Massarella ; a Nova production by Windfall Films Ltd. (part of the Argonon Group) for WGBH Boston produced in association with the BBC, and France Television, NHK, and N24.

Gorst, Martin, 1960- (film director,, film producer.). Massarella, Carlo, (film producer.). Shepard, Paul (Film editor), (film editor.). Meyers, Eric, 1959- (narrator.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.). Windfall Films (Firm), (production company.). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), (production company.). British Broadcasting Corporation, (production company.). France télévision, (production company.). Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai, (production company.). N24 (Firm), (production company.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531700249
  • ISBN: 1531700241
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from title screen.
Running time give on container as approximately 60 min. Actual running time is less than 54 min.
Formatted Contents Note:
Looking for solutions -- Building the tomb -- Dismantling the reactor -- Storing nuclear waste -- Containment for generations.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Paul Shepard.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Eric Meyers.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally broadcast by PBS Apr. 26, 2017.
Summary, etc.:
In 1986 a catastrophic blast, 400 times more potent than the Hiroshima bomb, blew the lid off Chernobyl's Reactor No. Four, igniting fires that burned for days and sending a radioactive cloud across Europe. Ill-equipped workers heroically sealed the smoldering reactor in a concrete sarcophagus, but the hastily constructed shelter was only built to last 30 years. Now, 30 countries have come together to pay for a 25,000-ton steel shelter which will entomb the radiation and last for a century.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TVPG.
System Details Note:
DVD; wide screen; stereo.
Language Note:
English, subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident (Chornobylʹ, Ukraine : 1986)
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident (Chornobylʹ, Ukraine : 1986)
Nuclear reactors > Shielding (Radiation)
Radioactive waste repositories > Ukraine.
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986.
Nuclear reactors > Shielding (Radiation)
Radioactive waste repositories.
Ukraine > Chornobylʹ.
Genre: Documentary films.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.