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  • 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster

    Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World’s Worst Nuclear Disaster


    At 01:23:40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl’s fourth nuclear reactor. It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union. The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated and inaccurate stories. This book, the result of five years of research, presents an accessible but comprehensive account of what really happened. From the desperate fight to prevent a burning reactor core …