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The following posts have been tagged with "Chernobyl". Browse through these Chernobyl articles to gain insight into what you may or may not want to do on your trip if it includes Chernobyl.

Fukushima A Tourist Destination In 20 Years?

Monday, December 12, 2011
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Chernobyl Abandoned Amusement Park
The abandoned amusement park in the town of Pripyat, Chernobyl Dead Zone

25 years ago, after the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, nobody would have predicted the zone of alienation would become a tourist attraction. Although it's no Eifel Tower, and never will be, today Chernobyl and the abandoned town of Pripyat are one of the most popular attractions for visitors to the Ukraine. Fast forward another 25 years, will Fukushima be the next post-nuclear disaster tourist destination?

Exploring Chernobyl Dead Zone With Google Maps

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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Chernobyl Reactor #4
Reactor Number 4 – The Reactor which exploded in 1986

On April 25, 1986 the area surrounding Chernobyl was full of action. The following day, everything came to a halt when Chernobyl Reactor #4 blew. Millions of dollars in land and equipment were left as people simply hoped to escape with their lives. 25 years later with satellite and internet technology, we can explore the ruins of Chernobyl and its surroundings from our home computer. Below are some interesting things I've found.

Touring Chernobyl 25 Years Later

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
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Ferris Wheel of Abandoned Pripyat Town, Chernobyl
The Ferris Wheel from the abandoned town of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Dead Zone

Ukraine tends to be far from the beaten path, even for Eastern Europe; however if you can allocate the time its well worth the visit. Kiev, the capital, is a fantastic city with good night life. And you'll need a full day to venture north to Chernobyl, where the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history took place on April 26th, 1986.

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