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Yes, there is a connection to real world events: According to the wikipedia article about the liquidators, there were ~600 000 people "cleaning up" the area including shooting animals, removing soil, etc. - Thanks to those people, all long-term issues with Chernobyl have been rather local. Due to the high number of people involved, this is a big ...


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It seems accurate and not an invention of the HBO series based on these and other references. From the Wikipedia entry on Chernobyl: However, a dosimeter capable of measuring up to 1,000 R/s was buried in the rubble of a collapsed part of the building, and another one failed when turned on. All remaining dosimeters had limits of 0.001 R/s and ...


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He was being observed by KGB - you (and so did Legasov) could see an agent watching him from the car. If he simply left the tapes in his flat, there would be found and destroyed when militia/KGB would check on him and found his body. By leaving them outside, presumably in a place that his friends knew about, he was sure that they will be heard by a wider ...


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It is quite possibly SRP-68-01 According to the specifications it has the range up to 3000 mR/h but with the tolerance +/- 10% (according to other sources it is even +/- 20%) and the scale going slightly above 3, it is possible to read (with a doze od error) the maximum value as around 3.6. This particular model is mentioned in the book "Radiation And ...


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