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Review: HBO's haunting 'Chernobyl' focuses on the truth tellers who paid dearly

The worst nuclear disaster in history is the setting for HBO's powerful and haunting five-part drama, "Chernobyl," where state secrets are pitted against the welfare of the people after a reactor ruptures early one spring morning in 1986.

As if the Soviet Union wasn't grim enough without a blanket of radioactive haze blocking out the industrial pollution that blocks out the clouds that block out the sun.

The miniseries, which premiered Monday, chronicles the events

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