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Are trips to Chernobyl safe?

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Are trips to Chernobyl safe?

The Chernobyl Disaster:

On May 26, 1986, the worst nuclear catastrophe occurred in the Soviet Union when Russian scientists carried out a test simulation on the No. 4 nuclear reactor at Chernobyl. After the meltdown, Russian officials evacuated the town and its surrounding areas.

Answer and Explanation:

It is impossible to say with 100% accuracy that trips to Chernobyl are completely safe. But in 2011, the Ukraine (once a part of the Soviet Union) opened up the area around the sealed zone of the reactor meltdown to tourists who are interested in the Chernobyl disaster. People, however, are still not allowed anywhere near the actual Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant itself.


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