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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:11 PM

Chernobyl as a tourist site?

The dumbest idea I have heard in a long time. From BBC.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48943814

I think I will wait until I've seen Putin there at least 10 times. Perhaps DFT can make a new resort there.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:14 PM

1. "Trump Hotel - Chernobyl."

I like that idea a lot. Would Spanky glow orange if he lived there for a few years?

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:25 PM

2. People do pay for tours there. n/t

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:34 PM

3. Apparently it is a big thing.

Saw a report on CNN - people taking selfies, etc.
Sick.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:37 PM

4. The radiation in limited dosages the human body can handle

I have read that some of the best scuba diving in the world is in Bikini Island where they tested H bombs. You can't stay there for extended period of time or eat produce from there for example but for a few days cycling in it is not a risk.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:57 PM

5. It has been so for years

It’s almost the quintessential “nice place to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there”.

Might as well get some foreigners to chip in for part of the new confinement.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:54 AM

6. I went there a year ago. The article says they will add walking

trails and improve cell phone coverage. What's wrong with that?

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:24 AM

7. It has been for decades, officially and unofficially. It used to be super edgy but now it's pretty

routine for intrepid travelers to get a spooky-looking abandoned building on the 'gram.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:20 AM

8. Likewise, nobody cares about the radiation exposure they get flying to Chernobyl.

These days, travel by air has become increasingly common, both for business and leisure travel. We are exposed to low levels of radiation when we fly. You would be exposed to about 0.035 mSv (3.5 mrem) of cosmic radiation if you were to fly within the United States from the east coast to the west coast. This amount of radiation is less than the amount of radiation we receive from one chest x-ray.

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https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/air_travel.html


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Response to hunter (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:29 AM

9. I would be more concerned about Aeroflot's safety record

I used to make trips from Seoul to Minsk every quarter for work, and I always went via Seattle, Reykjavik, and Amsterdam. The shorter route thru Moscow never entered my mind.

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