I have always been fascinated with the Chernobyl disaster, and have watched a few documentaries about it. This one is the best i have found. It covers the incident itself, the methods used to control the fallout, the extent of the cover up, and the long term effects.
Some of the statistics are pretty fascinating...i will add them tomorrow.
Despite the cover up, a lot has been learned...i have no doubt that these lessons were the basis for dealing with the Japan power station.