Phoronix 2011 Chernobyl Nuclear Tour
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix on 15 March 2011 at 01:10 PM EDT. 82 Comments
Last April I toured the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site and areas like the Red Forest and Pripyat within Chernobyl's Zone of Alienation. It was an incredibly fascinating trip and ever since returning I've still wanted to go back to spend more days around Chernobyl. All of the recent nuclear coverage and mentions of Chernobyl in the news due to the unfortunate events taking place in Japan (and US / European news media and politicians now over-reacting about nuclear energy concerns), has only made me want to go back sooner. Judging by traffic in recent days to last year's Chernobyl photographs, there's lots of other people interested too. So it may be time to revisit this interesting travel destination.

Following the 2010 visit to Chernobyl, Phoronix readers talked about the Phoronix: It Blew Up Real Good Tour. Is anyone interested in visiting Chernobyl in early May? I'll be back in Europe in May for LinuxTag in Berlin and Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest. Before that I may arrange a trip out to Chernobyl. When landing in Kyiv, Ukraine, it can be an easy day trip to Chernobyl or it can be multiple days like I had done last year. In Ukraine, I have also wanted to tour the Pervomaysk Nuclear Missile Base, which is also near Kyiv.

For those potentially interested in a early May trip to Chernobyl, comment on this posting in the forums, email me, or Twitter me. You can also see my Chernobyl photographs from last year.
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