The Ukrainian government is planning to invite tourists inside the 30-mile exclusion zone to get up close and personal with nuclear disaster. The ministry of emergency situations says visitors should be safe — provided they don’t wander.

You can already go on an unofficial tour of the area, but really, how crazy do you have to be to go on an unofficial tour of Chernobyl? — PZS

The Guardian:

From next year the heavily contaminated area around the Chernobyl power plant will be officially open to tourists with an interest in post-apocalyptic vistas, late-period Soviet history, or both.

Ukraine’s emergency situations ministry said today that visitors would be offered tours inside the 30-mile exclusion zone set up after reactor four at the plant exploded on 26 April 1986, showering northern Europe in radioactive fallout.

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