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[08/15/17 - 09:15 AM]
"Mysteries of the Abandoned: Chernobyl's Deadly Secrets" Premieres Thursday, August 31 at 9 PM on Science Channel
For the past seven years, engineer Philip Grossman's obsession has been the abandoned landscape that has developed out of the infamous nuclear disaster at Chernobyl.

[via press release from Science Channel]

CHERNOBYL OBSESSED ENGINEER VENTURES INTO EXCLUSION ZONE TO INVESTIGATE CAUSE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST NUCLEAR DISASTER IN "MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED: CHERNOBYL'S DEADLY SECRETS" PREMIERING THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 9 PM ON SCIENCE CHANNEL

(New York) - For the past seven years, engineer Philip Grossman's obsession has been the abandoned landscape that has developed out of the infamous nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. In 2015, he and his wife even got married there. Traveling there ten times, he is one of only a few people that have been allowed nearly unrestricted access to the highly dangerous exclusion zone, the area immediately surrounding the site of the 1986 nuclear reactor explosion. Pursuing leads that hint at possible CIA espionage and an internal Soviet cover up, Grossman hopes his latest trip will be the one where he finds the clues to what may have caused the largest nuclear accident in history. This investigation is chronicled in a special episode of the Science Channel series, MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED: CHERNOBYL'S DEADLY SECRETS, premiering Thursday, August 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Chernobyl, Ukraine is the site of the nuclear accident that became one of the worst engineering disasters in modern history. What caused this deadly nuclear explosion? Some say it was simply human error. Others suggest a Soviet plot, or perhaps American interference. Grossman has been to Chernobyl numerous times to document the disaster and its aftermath. Now, he's back with special access, to try to figure out once and for all, what really happened.

"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."

"You must have information to make informed decisions. Life is full of risks," added 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."

Access into the exclusion zone is off-limits unless you're an employee, or have a permit and authorized guide. Where Grossman goes is even more restricted. The zone contains much more than the Chernobyl nuclear complex, however. The scarred landscape is dotted with numerous derelict villages, as well as the entire abandoned city of Pripyat, which sits frozen in time. Once a vibrant, modern city of 50,000 people, Pripyat's proximity to the nuclear power plant attracted the country's best and brightest scientists and engineers. It was paradise by Soviet standards. In 1986, Pripyat was evacuated within days of the blast. Today, it sits a rusted shell of its former glory, a city reclaimed by nature. In his quest, 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.

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.

About Science Channel

Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and HOW IT'S MADE. Science Channel's programming also includes daily news updates with SCIENCE PRESENTS DNEWS and timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 72 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel's popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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