Chernobyl opens to tourists

Ukraine’s Emergency Ministry says
the so-called Chernobyl zone will be opened next year for those who wish to
learn more about the nuclear tragedy that occurred 24 years ago.

Chernobyl’s reactor No. 4 exploded
on 26 April, 1986, spewing radiation over a large swath of northern Europe.

Hundreds of thousands of people
were resettled from areas contaminated with radiation fallout, and health
problems persist. Officials say the site is now safe for tours.

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