It was here that dramatic events took place, which eventually led to the destruction of reactor 4 and the monstrous catastrophe at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Europe still feels its effects today.

The level of radiation in the control room, which was opened by the Ukrainian authorities to visitors, exceeds the standards there by up to 40,000 times. Despite this fact, staying there for about 5 minutes will not affect the health of daredevils in any negative way. Everyone will need to wear only a protective outfit, in the form of a white suit, mask and appropriate shoes. It is estimated that next year the control room and Chernobyl itself will be visited by well over 100,000 people.


A few years ago, the Ukrainian authorities decided to change this gloomy and tragic stories place into a more life-friendly patch of our planet. After setting up a new sarcophagus that will protect Ukraine and the whole of Europe from the emission of radioactive substances for 100 years, you can now proceed with the plan to change this area into an environmentally friendly and open to tourists from around the world.


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The main part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone will remain closed for many years to come, but the world's largest solar and wind farms are to be built within it. Interestingly, the authorities want new cities to be built on its borders. After Chernobyl on HBO, interest in Chernobyl and its surroundings has grown so much around the world that the government cannot help but take advantage of this fact.

Source: DailyMail
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