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NOVA: Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb

The sarcophagus enclosing the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor sits inside the New Safe Confinement. November 27, 2016. Ukraine.
Courtesy of Martin Gorst / WGBH
The sarcophagus enclosing the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor sits inside the New Safe Confinement. November 27, 2016. Ukraine.

Airs Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

"Building Chernobyl’s Mega Tomb" follows an international team of engineers as the race to construct a gargantuan dome to contain the lingering radioactive materials and crumbling remains of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, decades after being the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

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Executive Producer is Carlo Massarella. Director is Martin Gorst. NOVA is produced by WGBH Boston.