Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Interior Revealed in New Video
The current Ukrainian administration recently decided to boost the growing interest of tourists in the site of the biggest nuclear disaster of the 20th century by easing access for tourist companies and opening up more routes for visitors.
Journalists from numerous media outlets have recently been granted access to the control room of the fourth block at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, where an explosion that led to massive nuclear fallout took place on 26 April 1986. A video shot by one of the journalists shows the destroyed control panels in the room where employees at the plant unsuccessfully tried to stop an uncontrolled chain reaction that led to the disaster.
The radiation level in the chamber still exceeds the normal by 40,000 times and hence all the reporters were dressed in special protective garments and spent only five minutes in the hazardous room.
The plant and nearby territories were closed to visitors for a long time, but recently the Ukrainian government has started to open it to tourists for short tours in safe areas. Interest in the exclusion zone was significantly boosted at first by the Stalker videogame franchise and more recently by HBO's Chernobyl miniseries.
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