Chernobyl Site Will be Included Into the Official Euro-2012 Tour Program

December 15, 2010

KIEV, Ukraine, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The exclusion zone of
Chernobyl nuclear power plant can be included into the official tour program
of Euro-2012 in Ukraine. This was announced today by the Deputy Minister of
Emergency Situations Vitaliy But, during a signing ceremony of a joint action
plan for EURO-2012 between the Ministries of Emergency of Ukraine and Poland.

Earlier this week, the Minister of Emergency situations of Ukraine,
Viktor Baloha, stated that the exclusion zone will open for tourists starting
from January 2011.

As of now, a limited number of visitors are already allowed into the
30-kilometer (19-mile) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power
plant, which exploded and burned in 1986. According to Baloha, the Ukrainian
government will present a detailed plan for lifting the remaining
restrictions on travel to the area on December 21.

Currently, guides from the Chernobyl Authority Zone take small groups of
people into the exclusion area for a day tour during the summer time. The
tours on site usually take three to five hours.

For all the Ukrainian people Chernobyl is a tragedy site. Meanwhile, by
telling the true Chernobyl story to the world, the country intends to dispel
a number of myths and fears spreading around the world about the exclusion
zone. For instance, the radiation level that a visitor receives during an
excursion is nearly equal to the one that he gets on board of a plane and is
lower than the one he gets during an X-ray examination.

SOURCE Worldwide News Ukraine

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