The Chernobyl zone is the first place in the world where people can see how radiation changes the natural environment. And this novelty gives rise to numerous myths – both about the Exclusion Zone itself and about the disaster of 1986. If you decide to book excursions to Chernobyl, it will not be superfluous to find out the 6 most interesting legends that have overgrown this place and the events that took place here.
Physicist Ulyana Khomyuk, one of the heroines of the HBO series ‘Chernobyl’, claims that if the steam accumulated under the power unit exploded, half of Europe would die. This is not an exaggeration – these events could really develop according to such a scenario.
Yet most experts say it was very unlikely. The version that the second explosion would have a force of 4 megatons is also considered one of the ‘possible, but doubtful’ options.
The tragedy of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is the most serious atomic disaster in the history of mankind, but far from the first incident in the nuclear sphere. The first such incident took place in 1979. It was a Three Mile Island accident. At the second power unit of the station there was a coolant leak.
Ironically, half a month before that, a film was released on the screens, which described the consequences of the melting of the reactor core, so the Americans began to demand that all nuclear power plants in the United States be immediately banned.
It is believed that after the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, all reactors of a similar design were dismantled. Unfortunately, this is not at all the case, and although numerous changes have been made to the design of nuclear power plants of the ‘Chernobyl’ type, they still continue to function.
This opinion was voiced by one of the characters of the series ‘Chernobyl’ Valery Legasov. The film hero is right, but with a slight clarification – during the explosion in Hiroshima, people were directly exposed to radiation, but in Chernobyl, radioactive substances scattered immediately after entering the air, which saved many human lives.
Official statistics and independent calculations look like this:
Many liquidators and people who were evicted from the 30-kilometer zone received a large dose of radiation. What can we say about all those to whom the radiation cloud ‘flew’. Thus, it is not possible to name the exact number of victims – those who lost their health and died prematurely.
Nota bene! Today, excursions to Pripyat are absolutely safe, and the radiation dose does not exceed the usual one and a half hour flight to one of the European capitals from Kiev.
In fact, the residents of Pripyat were taken out only one day later. People were assured that they were leaving for a few days, and that their apartments would be guarded by the police during that time… The evacuation of nearby villages began on May 3 and continued until the middle of that month. All the victims were settled in villages and towns close to the 30-kilometer zone, but the houses and land that were allocated to them left much to be desired.
The only mutation that scientists have been able to fix is albinism. You will definitely not see three-headed horses and birds with two pairs of wings in the Zone.
Although without a person, the animal world of this zone felt just fine, so it was turned into a nature reserve. Today wolves, lynxes, bears, bison, horses, rare black cranes and many other animals from the Red Data Book live here.Many tailed Chernobyl victims constantly enter cities and even spend the night in abandoned houses. Book a tour to Chernobyl at an affordable price and see it yourself.
Tours to Chernobyl are the best opportunity to debunk dozens of more myths and learn many interesting facts about the accident that shocked the world. Do you want to spend time with benefits? Go on the most extraordinary possible trip.
Many people think that an excursion to Pripyat is something unreal, because you cannot get into the Exclusion Zone. Some are sure that it is possible to get in, but it is life-threatening. Others still argue that only a wealthy European can afford such an excursion.
In fact, even a student can afford such a trip. By contacting the official operator, you go on a tour to Chernobyl legally with official passes and insurance.
Prices for tours to Chernobyl from ‘Trips to Chernobyl’ are more than affordable. Just have a look:
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