; Date: June 11, 2019
The cleanup operation at Chernobyl attempted to use "robots" to cleanup highly radioactive debris, to spare humans from the task. Humans with experience working around radioactive debris were valuable, and had to be preserved for as long as possible. But in the area of the worst radioactive debris, where extremely radioactive graphite had fallen from the core of the reactor, the robots failed to work. Humans had to go in themselves, wearing the most primitive of protective suits, and working for shifts lasting all of two minutes. It took 3828 men to accomplish the task.
Chernobyl 3828 - YouTube
Source: TeleconStudioThe new project: The documentary series "Chernobyl P.S." https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8BTpGAaXEViUgAX3ZqqZMuE1zN8YcOR9
The wreckage of the reactor was removed by soldiers. Briefing by General Tarakanov. - YouTube
Source: Telecon Studio
Interview with Deputy Chief Engineer of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant BBC's coverage of Chernobyl disaster immediately afterwards