Ive always had an interest in the Chernobyl disaster, even before the stalker games but I had never really watched any documentaries on it until the other day. I had no idea how close we came to a full world-wide nuclear disaster, apparently had the soldiers not drained out the water underneath the nuclear plant, an explosion between 3-5 megatons would have resulted in Europe being completely uninhabitable! The work that the 500,000 or so people risk their lives to do does not get enough recognition, these people are true heroes - many of whom are now either dead or disabled because of the effects of radiation. Coming from a country with a ban against nuclear activity I feel quite lucky, but with the recent earthquake in Japan I am concerned whether there could potentially be a disaster with the nuclear power plants after some were affected by the earthquake.. Thoughts??