nuclear tourism

Digging up radioactive sites: the ruins of Chernobyl

Have you heard about the increasing popularity of Chernobyl tourism? Hundreds of radiation-tourists are visiting the ruined remains of the abandoned city. It is as if you were an archaeologist in the future swooping down into the 1980s of the former Soviet Union. Like some cancer-causing Pompeii, the empty apartment blocks are crumbing and returning the land to nature. Abandoned detritus from everyday life litters the streets and the homes and factories. These are the artifacts of the recent past.