Jeff Schwarz is the owner of a large liquidation house named Direct Liquidation, a 30,000-square-foot warehouse filled with artifacts, antiques and everything else. "The Liquidator" follows as Schwarz, armed with a pocketful of cash, works seven days a week following leads and tips that could bring him to the next big buy. Back at the shop, his crew works to make room for the new merchandise by finding buyers for the old. The ultimate goal is to make as much money as possible, quickly, but in a business like this, nothing is guaranteed.
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Liquidator - Chernobyl liquidators - Netflix
Liquidators were the civil and military personnel who were called upon to deal with consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union on the site of the event. The liquidators are widely credited with limiting both the immediate and long-term damage from the disaster. Liquidators are qualified for significant social benefits due to their veteran status. Many liquidators were praised as heroes by the Soviet government and the press, while some struggled for years to have their participation officially recognized.
The Liquidator - Name and scope of the appellation - Netflix
Small number of foreigners (mostly from the Western countries) volunteered to participate in international medicine- and science-related on-the-ground projects related to relief operation. Technically, they may also qualify for Liquidator status depending on their exact location and tasks at the time of participation.
Soviet Air Force and civil aviation units who fulfilled critical helicopter-assisted operations on the reactor building, air transportation and aerial radioactive contamination monitoringMykola Melnyk, Hero of the Soviet Union, a civilian helicopter pilot who placed radiation sensors on the reactor
Firefighters who immediately responded to the reactor accident Civil Defense Troops of the Soviet Armed Forces who intensively worked on removal of contaminated materials and deactivation on the reactor itself and all affected territories Internal Troops and police who provided security, access control and population evacuation. At least 749 servicepersons of the Ukrainian SSR's Ministry of Internal Affairs were decorated for their Liquidator effort (including three who are recognized as Heroes of the Soviet Union, and four as Heroes of Ukraine); the number considers the firefighters who were subordinated to the MVS at the time Military and civil medical and sanitation personnel groups of female janitors tasked with cleanup of food left inside abandoned homes to prevent outbreaks of infectious disease special hunting squads assigned to exterminate domestic animals left in evacuated settlements
Media and performing arts professionals who risked their lives to document disaster on the ground and provide on-site entertainment events for the liquidators Photographers Igor Kostin and Volodymyr Shevchenko are credited with taking the most immediate and graphic pictures of the destroyed reactor and first months of the relief operation, including photos of Liquidators conducting highly-hazardous manual tasks.
Various civilian scientists, engineers, and workers involved in all stages of the disaster management Transportation workers A team of coal miners who built a large protective foundation to prevent radioactivity from entering the aquifer below the reactor. Construction professionals
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