Être scientifique c’est être naïf. Nous voulons tellement découvrir la vérité que nous ne voyons pas que peu de gens veulent vraiment que nous la découvrions. Mais elle est toujours là, que nous la voyions ou non, que nous le voulions ou pas. La vérité se moque de nos envies et besoins. Elle se moque de nos gouvernements, de nos idéologies, de nos religions… Elle reste là, pour l’éternité. Et finalement, voilà ce que m’a offert Tchernobyl. Avant, les implications de la vérité m’effrayaient. Maintenant, je me demande seulement : « Qu’y a-t-il de pire que les mensonges ? ».
Série - Tchernobyl
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- Nous, nous restons ici ?
- Oui c’est vrai. Et nous serons mort dans les cinq ans à venir.
Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid.
If you fly directly over that core, I promise you, by tomorrow morning, you’ll be begging for that bullet.
Why worry about something that isn’t going to happen?
3.6, not great, not terrible.
If we fly directly over an open reactor we’ll be dead within a week. DEAD!
Valery Legasov : Have one of your men get as close to the fire as he can. Give him every bit of protection you have. But understand that even with lead shielding, it may not be enough.
Le général Pikalov : Then I’ll do it myself.
Boris Shcherbina : Good.
You are dealing with something that as never occurred on this planet before.
Our power comes from the perception of our power.
It’s not 3 Roentgen. It’s 15000.
Vous faites face à quelque-chose qui ne s’est encore jamais produit sur Terre.
Pourquoi s’inquiéter d’une chose qui n’arrivera pas ?
Ulana Khomyuk : When the lava enters these tanks, it will instantly superheat and vaporize approximately sept, 000 cubic meters of water, causing a significant thermal explosion.
Michail Gorbatchev : How significant?
Ulana Khomyuk : We estimate between two and four megatons. Everything within a 30-kilometer radius will be completely destroyed, including the three remaining reactors at Chernobyl. The entirety of the radioactive material in all of the cores will be ejected at force and dispersed by a massive shock wave, which will extend approximately 200 kilometers and likely be fatal to the entire population of Kiev as well as a portion of Minsk. The release of radiation will be severe and will impact all of Soviet Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Byelorussia, as well as Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and most of East Germany.
Michail Gorbatchev : What do you mean “impact”?
Valery Legasov : For much of the area, a nearly permanent disruption of the food and water supply, a steep increase in the rates of cancer and birth defects. I don’t know how many deaths there will be, but many. For Byelorussia and the Ukraine, “impact” means completely uninhabitable for a minimum of 100 years.
Michail Gorbatchev : There are more than 50 million people living in Byelorussia and Ukraine.
Valery Legasov : Sixty, yes.
Michail Gorbatchev : And how long before this happens?
Valery Legasov : Approximately 48 to 72 hours.
Of all the ministers and all the deputies, entire congregation of obedient fools, they mistakenly sent the one good man.
- What does that number mean ?
- It means the core is open. It means the fire we’re watching with our own eyes is giving off nearly twice the radiation released by the bomb in Hiroshima. And that’s every single hour. Hour after hour, 20 hours since the explosion, so 40 bombs worth by now. Forty-eight more tomorrow. And it will not stop. Not in a week, not in a month. It will burn and spread its poison until the entire continent is dead.
3,6 Röntgen ? Ce n’est pas dramatique.
- You have made lava?
- I anticipated this.
- He is my husband.
- No, he is not. He’s something else now.
There was nothing sane about Chernobyl. What happened there, what happened after, even the good we did, all of it… all of it… madness.