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Chernobyl Control Room – you can now go inside the infamous site

So if you watched HBO’s Chernobyl, you might be interested in seeing the place where it all went wrong and good news for new tourists, you can now visit the control room. The area was previously considered too dangerous but now you can have a five minute look inside.

The Chernobyl meltdown is one of the most famous meltdowns in history and is a large part of the reason why people are reluctant to move towards nuclear power as a replacement for options like coal. The town outside of the reactor was evacuated and has been (mostly) abandoned since 1986 due to radiation. The surrounding areas have been deemed safe and have had some healthy tourism

The control room, however, is not safe at all. Tourists may only enter in full hazmat gear and can only stay for five minutes and not a moment more. A cool spot to check off of your travel list and ponder the folly of human hubris. Or you can just watch the mini-series which was excellent.

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