Philip Grossman’s seven year quest in the abandoned landscape of Chernobyl, Ukraine has the real life adventure feel of a Sherlock Holmes meets Indiana Jones. The Science Channel series, MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED: CHERNOBYL’S DEADLY SECRETS, premiering Thursday, August 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT is a must see so start making the popcorn. The series will have Grossman investigating the site of the worst nuclear accident in modern day history and having access to the exclusion zone. There are several conspiracy theories regarding the largest nuclear engineering failure. From simple human error to a Soviet plot, even stretching as far as American interference that caused the fallout of this area trapped in the rust of time.
“Philip Grossman is a maverick investigator who brings his first-hand engineering insight with him to Chernobyl,” said Kyle McCabe, Science Channel Executive Producer. “In his fearless investigation of the exclusion zone, he takes tremendous risks to unearth any clues to that might yield new insight into the nuclear disaster.”
The zone is more than just the Chernobyl reactor and nuclear complex. Grossman will bring the landscape of the abandoned city of Pripyat, a once modern city 50,000 people strong. The city attracted the country’s brightest scientists and engineering minds to work and live in the surrounding area. Now, Pripyat stands alone barren to humans and reclaimed by nature. Grossman searches its most daunting, radioactive facilities—including the still highly radioactive reactor, an abandoned hospital, the infamous Duga radar, and the restricted Jupiter Factory.
“You must have information to make informed decisions. Life is full of risks,” said Phillip Grossman. “To make progress, you need to acknowledge the risks to find the answers even if it takes you to some of the most unexpected places.”
MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED: CHERNOBYL’S DEADLY SECRETS is produced by Ping Pong Productions for Science Channel. Executive Producer for Ping Pong is Casey Brumels. Kyle McCabe is executive producer for Science Channel.
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