The growth of interest in the Chernobyl exclusion zone
The explosion of 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was perhaps the biggest event that has changed the way our world looks today.
It has influenced many aspects of human existence. Nowadays, thousands of people come from different continents to get the unusual travel experience.
A ghost town with empty schools and buildings, entire villages with half-destroyed churches, a unique ecosystem with developing wildlife, abandoned forests and lakes — these are the things all guests of the zone are interested in.
The demand for informational Chernobyl tours is confirmed by the fact that the number of people who visit the zone is rapidly growing.
It can be explained by the popularization of nuclear disaster issues with the help of mass media, computer games, TV shows, documentaries.
But such a trip cannot be considered as a vacation or fun.
A visit to a territory that has become a symbol of human suffering for entertaining is morally wrong and not ethical.
We must honor the memory of the dead firefighters and liquidators, and respect the people who lost their homes forever.
But Chernobyl tourism is what modern society needs. Its development is crucial for future generations, so they will not repeat the terrifying mistakes of the past.
They also have a right to learn the truth about the zone and discover new information with tours of Chernobyl.
Whether the catastrophe affected us or not, we should not be indifferent to the events of 1986.
Development of Chernobyl territories
This place is valuable historically and culturally. It is a unique area, a kind of platform for research, investing, and development.
There are all prospects for the implementation of various useful projects, such as a radioactive waste repository or the creation of alternative energy facilities.
Plus, without human intervention, flora and fauna have turned into an amazing natural park. The number of rare animals is growing very fast here.
Therefore, the exclusion zone is valuable to humanity, and scientists from all over the world study such territories.
They demonstrate what will happen to the terrain, plants, animals due to the long-term radiation impact.
And although there is an opinion that time has stopped here and the Soviet atmosphere reminds the past, this is not quite true.
Of course, you can find the slogans about labor and peace on buildings that were relevant 30 years ago there. The same situation is with children’s toys or books of those times.
They still lie on the floor in the kindergarten and the school. All these are still there. Moreover, tons of nuclear fuel in reactor number 4, which is located under the sarcophagus, are still there.
Or the contaminated clothing of firefighters, which still lies in the basement of the hospital. It carries the danger for everyone who goes down there. And it is pretty scary.
But if we will not turn back, and take care of the future, then the zone can become attractive in many areas.
Experts of the Go2Chernobyl tour agency also think so.
Organizing the official tours of Chernobyl and Pripyat for more than 7 years.
They know how to provide tourists with everything they need on this trip. The top priority is safety, English-speaking guides, comfortable transportation, new information, and lots of impressions.
But they warn that the zone will begin to transform because of its development.
And to see the uniqueness that everyone is talking about, it is better not to postpone the excursion.