Radioactive attraction: in Chernobyl, a control room was opened for tourists, where radiation is 40,000 times higher than normal

Radioactive attraction: in Chernobyl, a control room was opened for tourists, where radiation is 40,000 times higher than normal

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Excursions to the exclusion zone are becoming more popular, so even more new objects are being opened for visitors. Now tourists were allowed to enter the very control room of the fourth block, where the radiation level exceeds the permissible norm by tens of thousands of times. Prior to that, outsiders were strictly forbidden to enter there, but now everyone will be able to see the place where the main events of the Chernobyl disaster unfolded.

Take a look inside the room where the fate of the nuclear power plant and people on the whole planet was decided.

Radioactive attraction: in Chernobyl, a control room was opened for tourists, where radiation is 40,000 times higher than normal

For the first time since the explosion, tourists will be allowed to enter the control room at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

The photos show the rooms in the fourth power unit, from where the accident began.

Radioactive attraction: in Chernobyl, a control room was opened for tourists, where radiation is 40,000 times higher than normal

Radiation in the control room is 40,000 times higher than normal.

Radioactive attraction: in Chernobyl, a control room was opened for tourists, where radiation is 40,000 times higher than normal

Visitors will be given masks, anti-radiation suits and high boots before entering the room. They will be able to stay there for no longer than five minutes due to the critically high level of radiation.

Radioactive attraction: in Chernobyl, a control room was opened for tourists, where radiation is 40,000 times higher than normal

Chernobyl employees say that in this place the blood runs cold in the veins, and even such a short time is enough to remember these moments for the rest of your life.

Radioactive attraction: in Chernobyl, a control room was opened for tourists, where radiation is 40,000 times higher than normal

The chairman of the State Agency of Ukraine for the Management of the Exclusion Zone, Vitaly Petruk, said that after the release of the HBO series, interest in Chernobyl sharply increased. Tourists want to see more, and the management of the nuclear power plant meets the wishes of visitors.

Radioactive attraction: in Chernobyl, a control room was opened for tourists, where radiation is 40,000 times higher than normal

These terrible pictures show a dilapidated control room, where in April 1986 the employees of the nuclear power plant made a number of fatal mistakes and lost trying to prevent an accident.

Radioactive attraction: in Chernobyl, a control room was opened for tourists, where radiation is 40,000 times higher than normal

Alexander Novikov, Deputy Technical Director for Safety of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, was friends with Leonid Toptunov, who was on shift that night. Toptunov tried to eliminate the consequences by pumping water into the destroyed reactor after the explosion, and died three weeks after the incident from radiation sickness.

Radioactive attraction: in Chernobyl, a control room was opened for tourists, where radiation is 40,000 times higher than normal

After the release of the series "Chernobyl", the accident site became one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The State Agency of Ukraine for the Management of the Exclusion Zone has developed 21 new routes to meet the growing interest. During this year, 85,000 people from all over the world visited the site of the atomic disaster.

The control room promises to become the most popular and extreme place to visit in the exclusion zone. Daredevils who dare to enter a room with a deadly level of radiation risk their health. Whether to decide on this is a personal choice of everyone, but judging by the flow of tourists, burning interest prevails over fear for their lives.

The terrible place of a global catastrophe has turned into a tourist attraction. Some visitors were so carried away by the tour that they decided to take a picture in the exclusion zone in a semi-naked form, and posted the pictures on Instagram. But instead of thousands of likes, the girls received a stream of outrage from users of the social network.

Keywords: Accident | Nuclear power plant | Restricted area | Disaster | Room | Opening | Popularity | Visitors | Radiation | Tv series | Tourists | Chernobyl | Excursion

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