Chernobyl TV series raises tourism by 35% to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The show has already become the top-rated TV show on IMDB.
Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s RBMK reactor exploded 33-years ago. A 2500-square-mile exclusion zone was established around the disaster site. Radiation levels are very little as compared to what they were in 1986. Despite that, vegetation, buildings, and wildlife in and around Pripyat, Ukraine are still radioactive. Nevertheless, it still isn’t safe to live there, but anyone can visit the area surrounding the power plant by signing up for a tour.
The Director of the tour company, SoloEast, claimed that the bookings for trips to Chernobyl have raised by 35 percent. He told CNN that, “It’s almost as though they watch it and then jump on a plane over.”
However, it costs only $99 to visit Chernobyl for a day. Inside the exclusion zone, adventurers can explore the town of Pripyat. The visitors could stand under the Ferris wheel at the abandoned amusement park and see the infamous nuclear reactor from 1000 feet away. The reactor is enclosed in a steel structure to contain radiation.
Moreover, the tourism company says day trips to Chernobyl are “100 percent” safe. Approved routes and a stringent dress code ensure guests are safe during their trip. They should avoid touching buildings to keep radiation exposure to a minimum.
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#HBO Chernobyl miniseries dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident — one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. Chernobyl premieres this May. To see the Chernobyl zone with your own eyes now — book a tour with the #ChernobylTour
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