The explosion story at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant did not end in 1986, it continues to the present day. To protect the environment from leakage of radioactive substances from the destroyed fourth power unit, it was hermetically “packed” in a special sarcophagus.
Tours to Chernobyl will reveal many secrets about it and about the exclusion area in general. And we have brought together interesting facts about a powerful innovative facility.
Immediately after the fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, an insulating structure called “Shelter” was built over the fourth power unit. This solid construction was supposed to last at least 30 years. However, cracks that appeared in it made it clear that it was necessary to take measures and create another protective object.
Work on the construction of a new sarcophagus began in 2012. It was a difficult and time-consuming process: an innovative arch of incredible scale was built at a safe distance due to the high background radiation at the site of the old shelter. Moving the finished structure took a lot of time: thanks to a unique rail mechanism, a new structure was moved to the site of the fourth power unit at a rate of 6 meters per day. In November 2016, powerful cranes anchored the New Safe Confinement over the old Shelter. In summer of 2019, an innovative engineering system was put into operation.
It is designed to withstand strong winds, tornadoes and shock loads. It is air and water resistant. The inner shell of the structure retains radioactive dust, resists fire and makes it possible to dismantle unstable parts of the old arch, as well as to deal with decontamination and fragmentation of radioactive materials.
A fantastic giant dome, which was created using the latest technologies, has something to surprise.
Tours to Chernobyl from Kyiv provide an opportunity to see and appreciate the incredible scale of the structure live.
Confinement is not an empty building, as you might think. It is a complete engineering structure with an integrated control system. The shelter has modern equipment for monitoring radiation safety and the state of building structures, as well as ventilation, water supply, power supply and sewerage systems.
There are many rooms, zones, corridors and ceilings under the dome. Tracking technologies enable specialists who work here (and there are more than 2 thousand of them) to monitor and follow all the objects of confinement.
Inside the shelter there is the fourth power unit, damaged by the fire, insulated with a 20-meter concrete wall, as well as the reactor control panel.
The history of the Chernobyl area is not easy, with a touch of mysticism. The ghost town attracts tourists from different countries. Guided tours with guides who adore their work and know everything about it, provide an opportunity to experience unforgettable emotions and learn much more than you have read on the Internet or seen in documentaries.
If the tour area arouses your interest, join the trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat with the professionals of our company. Be prepared that visiting unique locations will cause only one desire, to come back here again!
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The loyalty Discount Program – 10% discount for a group of 3 people. If you book a one-day tour – small groups, and you three or more people, you automatically receive a discount – 10%. When booking a tour, the discount is calculated automatically. For a two-day tour – full immersion discount – 5% – […]
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147 top locations + HBO locations The best locations for taking photos and videos, visiting all the infamous objects. The Chernobyl Zone is beautiful, you cannot count all the locations that are worthy of the tourist’s attention, but each of them has its own fan, a tourist who wants to see this particular location … […]