Chernobyl, site of the world’s deadliest nuclear accident, is now a surprisingly popular tourist destination. But lethal radiation still permeates the landscape around the site, so why is it safe to visit at all? Ukrainian officials opened the area to tourists nearly a decade ago, declaring that visits were safe, though tours would be strictly regulated. Since then, thousands of people have flocked to the Chernobyl exclusion zone. [5 Everyday Things That Are Radioactive] It’s true that radiation in large doses can cause tissue damage and acute sickness and increase the risk of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
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What HBO got wrong: Chernobyl general gives hit TV show a reality check.
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CHILDREN affected by the Chernobyl disaster are in Flintshire as part of a scheme to help decontaminate their bodies. The scheme, running for 31 years, is organised by Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Chester, Deeside and Ellesmere Port Link. It sees children from southern Belarus travel to Flintshire for a four week stay, in which they enjoy a host of attractions including visits to Chester Zoo, Gulliver’s World and a day with the fire service. The children were also greeted with goodie bags filled with clothes and essentials at the beginning of their trip, as well as free opticians and dental appointments. Children in southern Belarus still feel the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
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