Of course i know about it...that it happened. But i've never taken the time to learn any specifics about the most expensive disaster in our history. So i looked it up on Wikipedia and found out there are some levels to the story...for example:
"The operators were given respirators and potassium iodide tablets and told to continue working."
Here's the link for all the deets if you're interested.
Better yet, i just found this cool doc, The True Battle of Chernobyl Uncensored: