Ukraine debate whether to allow tourism to the most affected area of ​​Chernobyl

Ukraine debate whether to allow tourism to the most affected area of ​​Chernobyl

Kiev : Ukraine | Jun 26, 2011 at 9:07 AM PDT
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Tourist travel to the Ukrainian town of Chernobyl, suffered a serious nuclear disaster in history, have been suspended for now and a court is analyzing its viability, according to the travel agency in Kiev Arseniy Finberg.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General protested the decision of the Ministry of Civil Protection of the country to open the closed area of ​​30 km mass tourism. The trip to the area contaminated with radiation is also offered to guests of the European Football Championship 2012, held in Poland and Ukraine.

According Finberg, in one to two months to clarify whether or not to open the monitored area to tourism. "There will be a general ban on travel. The tourism business with a lot of money simply gives Chernobyl," he says.

The Ministry of Civil Defence remains determined to keep tourism and it is negotiating with the Secret Service, the Ministry of Health and other authorities responsible for security. But the court has the final word.

So far technical visits are allowed scientists and journalists to the site. Also in the area live and work thousands of people.

Chernobyl was opened to tourism at the beginning of the year due to high demand to visit the scene of the explosion of reactor 4 of the nuclear plant on April 26, 1986 nuclear accident that caused the most devastating in history.

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