Every year April 26 is a day of honor for heroes, liquidators of the accident at the Chernobyl plant. This day will forever go in the history of mankind as the date of one of the largest man-made disasters on the planet. Excursions are in great demand here. Chernobyl attracts lovers of history, an unusual atmosphere and exciting facts about the Chernobyl accident.
However, few people know that a few days after the first explosion, a second one could have happened. And this catastrophe would lead to much more significant consequences, not only for the nearest regions of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus. Radiation from a second explosion is likely to contaminate a large part of the European continent.
On the fifth day after the man-made disaster in Chernobyl, it became clear that if decisive action is not taken, then the continuation of the tragedy cannot be avoided. And its scale can overshadow the consequences of the first stage. After the fire that followed the explosion on April 26, 1986, the pools under the reactor (bubblers) were filled with hot water. This happened due to the fact that the system of pipelines designed for cooling water was destroyed.
The remains of the reactor were filled with tons of deactivating materials like sand, lead and dolomite. Thus, a “volcano” was created, which could “wake up” at any moment … The reactor, which exploded at a very high temperature, continued to melt. And it could explode again, in contact with hot water from the bubblers.
An interesting fact: after the disaster, scientists quickly calculated that in the event of a powerful steam explosion, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant would be destroyed and radioactive ash would cover all of Europe. Modern scientists have no doubt that, as a result of such a scenario, it would take the continent at least 500 years to recover from a nuclear catastrophe of this magnitude.
It was necessary to act immediately. First of all, it was necessary to check if there was water in the tanks under the reactors, and then open the valves under the layer of radioactive water. Conditions in which this had to be done were extremely difficult. A high level of radiation, impenetrable darkness, and narrow passages awaited the daredevils who were entrusted with a responsible mission to prevent the second explosion.
Three employees of the nuclear power plant in respirators, immersion suits, with dosimeters and hand torches went down into the tank and opened the valves. There was indeed water in the bubblers, and the reactor could explode a second time.
Going on excursions to Chernobyl, remember names of three heroes who most likely saved thousands of lives in Ukraine and abroad:
On June 28, 2019, the brave liquidators were awarded with the title “Hero of Ukraine”. Boris Baranov received the award posthumously. Interest in “Chernobyl divers”, as the trinity was nicknamed in the media, arose after the incredible success of the HBO series “Chernobyl”. Special attention is paid to the episode in the film.
An excursion to Chernobyl from Kyiv is a unique opportunity to touch history and personally see the place where legendary events took place.
Going to the exclusion area with TRIPS-TO-CHERNOBYL, you get not only an unforgettable adventure, but also a guarantee of safety. The cost of the trip will depend on its duration (with or without overnight stay), composition of the group (group tour, individual trip). Group day trip to Chernobyl price starts from 1145 hryvnia. During the trip, the tour participants visit all the iconic objects of the exclusion area, see the top locations for photos and videos in this amazing place.
Without exception, all tourists receive a money-back guarantee in case the tour does not suit you. There is a discount for a group of three or more people.
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