Nearly 25 years after a nuclear reactor exploded in Chernobyl, causing the worst nuclear accident in history, the Ukrainian government is opening up the 60-mile radioactive zone around the abandoned town for guided tours.

Via the AP:

Today, about 2,500 employees maintain the remains of the now-closed nuclear plant, working in shifts to minimize their exposure to radiation. Several hundred evacuees have returned to their villages in the area despite a government ban. A few firms now offer tours to the restricted area, but the government says those tours are illegal and their safety is not guaranteed.

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