A visit to Chernobyl

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Chernobyl is a nuclear power plant in Ukraine that was the site of a disastrous nuclear accident on April 26, 1986. A routine test at the power plant went horribly wrong, and two massive explosions blew the 1,000-ton roof off one of the plant’s reactors, releasing 400 times more radiation than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The worst nuclear disaster in history killed two workers in the explosions and, within months, at least 28 more would be dead by acute radiation exposure. Eventually, thousands of people would show signs of health effects—including cancer—from the fallout.

Humans aren’t expected to repopulate the area any time soon. Ukrainian authorities have said it will not be safe for people to live in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone for more than 24,000 years.

Today tourists can visit the site, which appears frozen in time, apart from signs of looting, natural weathering and the encroachment of nature.

PRIPYAT THE GHOST TOWN

Go to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to discover the most infamous "no-go zone" of the world accompanied by a private guide. You will also be given the Geiger-Muller meters during this trip, which will ensure your safety throughout the visit. The once prosperous town of Pripyat is completely abandoned, and you discover a place where time has stopped. The most striking example is most certainly the Pripyat amusement park that had just been completed just before the disaster and its symbol, the Ferris wheel that has become iconic (featured in the famous video game Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare).

The highlight of this visit comes next: a private visit to the heart of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. You will be able to discover this breathtaking place and wander between the machine control room and the underground bunker.

 

DETAILS :  This experience for 1 to 4 people, is valid for 12 months after the purchase date.

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