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Thirty Years After the Nuclear Disaster, Chernobyl Is a Holiday Destination

Thirty years after the worst nuclear accident in history, Chernobyl has become a tourist attraction. But just how safe is it?

by VICE News
Apr 26 2016, 7:15am

Thirty years after the worst nuclear accident in history, Chernobyl has become a tourist attraction. Tens of thousands of people are believed to have died prematurely from the catastrophe which spread a radioactive cloud over Europe in 1986, but last year 17,000 people visited the so-called exclusion zone anyway.

VICE News sent Simon Ostrovsky to Chernobyl to find out just how safe it is to go there.

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