The radiation level at the facility is still high, therefore, visitors have to wear special hazmat suits to protect themselves from radiation and undergo a test to determine their exposure to radioactive compounds following the visit.
If you wanted to visit the Chernobyl tragedy site, you can do it now. Moreover, tourists can visit not only the exclusion zone, but also the famous control room of the fourth power unit at Chernobyl nuclear power plant, as reported by CNN.
The control room was opened for tourists pursuant to the decree issued by the new Ukranian President Vladimir Zelensky: the entire exclusion zone is now the country’s official tourist attraction.
The facility still has a high level of radiation making tourists wear special suits and masks. After the visit, they have to undergo a test for radioactive contamination.
April 26, 1986 went down in history as the day of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl Power Plant. When the nuclear reactor was being tested for safety, its capacity fell down to the minimum and then sharply increased triggering the explosion.
A few days later, the city of Pripyat and the surrounding villages were evacuated. The total area of the exclusion zone with the highest radioactive contamination was 2.6 thousand sq. m.
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