INSIDE THE CHERNOBYL EXCLUSION ZONE: The World's Worst Nuclear Disaster
you good morning guys I have an interesting video for you today there's about 7:00 in the morning right now and I'm about to get on a tour that will be taking me to turn noble the
exclusionsite pretty yet and I really want to get an in-depth look of what exactly happened all those years ago it is the
disasterthat has ever happened and I just thought it would be interesting to know but more about that since that is obviously a part of my own family history and just in a global sense I wanted to learn more about it the tumble is now threatening distinctly further we just got to the checkpoint right now when you go on these tours you have to bring your passport and give them all the information about a week ahead of time so if you are interested in coming here I would highly recommend booking it as early as possible even though these tours are definitely considered safe and you actually receive less radiation than on a long-haul flight they do advise that you wear clothes that cover you from head to toe as well as close toed shoes and when you are in certain areas you're not allowed to set down your bags or touch anything obviously so those are some things to just keep in mind if you are interested in coming on one of these tubers that operate inside of the
zonefive storied building on the left side example all the dormitories for the workers who stay here I will pass through the central part of the
Chernobyltown to the left side beautiful...
building this is the museum so we are officially in the city of
Chernobylright now and right behind me is actually the Town Hall in which the engineers that were working on the night of the explosion were trialed at first they thought that it was the engineers fault that the explosion had happened and thus they were sentenced to ten years in jail by that time they had actually found out that there was a flaw in the design and it wasn't actually their fault so they were released but ten years had passed now this larger monument in front of me is actually a map of the Ukrainian part of the
zonethere's this lower part that is the 38 kilometer radius and all the little dots are the different towns that were affected and the slightly raised element is the ten kilometer
zonenot dangerous this rate is totally fine to stay here to take some pictures but to live here one more time it's totally impossible the villain picture of 0.28 0.30 total normal rate he went from for Queen territory of Ukraine trains around so the facility for the reactor number five facility for reactor number six was built also only the basement around ten percent so it's fighting after like behind the tree so here we are in the
Chernobylpower plant area and over here you will be able to see it then number four reactor and it's now covered by the 1.2 billion dollar arch the white pipes and the black folks behind the fighters this is the reactors number one and two and...
huge arch you say confinement inside reactor number four and close to the new safe confinement this facility with rusty roof and ventilation pipe yellow and white this is the facility nobody did it first so right now we are on the outskirts of yet which is the closest small town near the reactor was the first town evacuated after the explosion and still has fairly high levels of radiation you can see the main street on the pedestrian part we can see the cross so this cross was put here after the collapse of Soviet Union in 1991 it's actually quite surreal being here right now especially having watched this documentary film on the way here about what had happened and just how many lives were affected by this accident and how many people literally gave up their lives so that it wouldn't be a worse
disasterthan it already was when they were doing the initial cleanup because there was obviously a panic sort of situation a lot of the solutions that they used were quite temporary to say the least so a lot of people went into it knowing that they were sacrificing their health or their lives for the hope that it might not be worse for everybody else here we are coming up to the supermarket that have been joined by myself not exactly sure what I'm gonna find maybe these were washrooms or something pretty spooky in there Jesus oh my god so I somewhat regret going out on my own it's actually pretty creepy in here it's just rubble absolutely everywhere and on...
the floor the workers who clean this place put the rubber because from the surface of the rubber much more easier to clean the area inside because after they clean the territory they use this building to have a rest after the working shift Wow so this so we are inside an old Soviet bloc building right now I'm on the balcony and they really did build these buildings all very very similar because they didn't want people to feel you know higher lower than anybody else so all the apartments were basically made the same and it actually reminds me a lot of my apartment here in Ukraine and my family and I think this was the living room you hey guys so it is the day after the tour and I just thought I would sit down and chat with you guys now instead of closing off my video last night because we got in pretty late and it was a lot to take in before I went on the tour I'll admit I did not know that extensive of history of what had happened in
Chernobyland what's kind of taken place after the
disasterand learning so much yesterday and actually stepping foot in the
zoneand seeing all of these abandoned places where people just you know had to leave their entire lives was obviously just devastating and just unimaginable on many levels so I'm not even sure right now how to really express what I felt going into the area and in no way can I obviously ever know what it was like to go through something like that but I did just want to say first of all how...
grateful I am to all the people involved from the time of the
disasterwho you know tried their best to you know to shut down the system to make it as safe as possible for everybody else so that there wasn't a second
disasterall the people that basically sacrificed their lives for that to happen and then also I would just like to say how in awe I am of the people who have created this second arch sarcophagus that is actually supposed to dismantle reactor number four so this cycle doesn't keep happening of them having to build something over the reactor over and over again and also to anyone who has watched this video and it's interested in going to
ChernobylI would greatly you to do so I found it absolutely fascinating and as with all historic things I think it really does come alive when you actually go to these places and you know you you stand where it all happened it just feels so much more real than reading a book or even watching a film about it so if you do get a chance I would highly recommend it I was really impressed by the tour company that I went with called solo East travel I initially read about them through my guidebook Lonely Planet and I just thought they did such a great job of not only explaining everything and showing us around but I felt very safe on the tour and saw that they took so many precautions to keep us safe but at the same time still show us you know all of these different sort of areas because I did hear from other people that...
certain tours don't allow you to go inside of the buildings and I personally found that to be one of the most fascinating things and our tumor group was allowed to do that so I will actually put some links down below if you guys are interested in going with them I would highly recommend it and I think they actually charged a very fair price I think it was about a hundred Canadian dollars for the whole day like 12 13 hours and lunch was also included I did see that some other tour companies were charging less than they were but I think those are the companies that you probably weren't able to go inside the buildings with and that I did see some bad reviews from so I personally would recommend solo East travel over that even if you have to pay an extra like ten dollars I think that is well worth it when your safety and experience is on the table and yeah I hope you guys enjoyed this video and I hope at the very least it conveyed my own experience of what it was like to visit