The Chernobyl nuclear accident was far more dangerous than was publicly known. This award winning documentary tells the story of the 500,000 men who battled to contain the radioactivity in the damaged nuclear reactor in the weeks that followed the initial explosion. There was a risk of a second explosion occurring that could have destroyed half of Europe, but that information was withheld by the Soviet administration. Without the valiant and sometimes tragic efforts of these men the aftermath of Chernobyl could have been a different story indeed. Vital viewing that reveals documents and information previously unknown, combined with personal accounts of what happened in the Ukraine in 1986.