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Source: HBO

Was Chernobyl Really an Accident? Conspiracy Theories Say No

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The explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant has been dubbed an accident since it took place in Ukraine in 1986.  

Officially, the tragic incident was the result of a flawed reactor design and inadequately trained personnel. The explosion resulted in the death of two employees and an additional 28, who passed away shortly after from acute radiation poisoning. 

Today, not only is Chernobyl a tourist attraction — yes, people willingly go to visit the radioactive site — but it has also been turned into a miniseries on HBO. 

This has prompted many to question whether the Chernobyl disaster was really an unforeseen situation or a planned attack.