Fun fact: The reason why most of the footage from the Chernobyl disaster looks so grainy and low quality is due to the radiation it was exposed to, as it was so strong it heavily degraded the footage captured by the cameras, to the point it even broke the cameras themselves. Igor Kostin, one of the first journalists to arrive to the site, tells that all of his cameras stopped working after just a few shots, and almost immediately he too began to feel the effects of radiation, in the form of dizziness and a metallic taste in his mouth.
Igor Kostin (27 December 1936 – 9 June 2015) with one of his photos of the disaster
The Biorobots of Chernobyl
In the last pic you can clearly see the radiation, in the form of the white stripes at the bottom of the frame.