The Happiness of All Mankind
Written by Craig Mazin
Directed by Johan Renck
As mandatory evacuations in the exclusion zone begin, Shcherbina and Legasov bring in General Tarakanov for advice on the use of remote-controlled lunar rovers to remove debris too radioactive for human contact. A young draftee, Pavel, arrives at a military camp, where he's shown the ropes by Bacho, an Afghan war vet. Khomyuk faces government-censor hurdles as she tries to obtain documents related to Soviet nuclear plants, and at the hospital, tries to persuade a critically ill Dyatlov to explain what happened the night of the explosion. When the radiation proves too dangerous for lunar rovers, Legasov and Shcherbina devise a plan to use men to remove debris with the least possible exposure.
“We’re talking about 700,000 people being sent to clean up this impossibly contaminated area.” Understand more about the citizens and officials who risked their lives to dredge the devastation — and keep Soviet secrets from leaking to nearby European nations.