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Old 02-11-2019, 10:16 PM
 
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What is next after that - Times Beach, Love Canal, and the Hanford Site?

Times Beach is a state park now. https://mostateparks.com/page/54997/general-information


Chernobyl is considered safe, other than the reactor, for limited exposure. I don't think I'd spend the kind of money it would take just to see it.. But if I were in the area..

There's people there who refused to evacuate. Supposedly no greater health problems than the general population.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:47 AM
 
Location: On the road
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God, no. How sad. Why would anyone want to go to some place where there was and still is so much devastation - as a tourist.
You should visit Hiroshima, great museum there. How about the USS Arizona Monument at Pearl Harbor? Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland is definitely worth the visit. I've heard the Mt Vesuvius Pompei dealie is fascinating but have never been. Battlefield at Gettysburg, thousands of casualties. We've been to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum twice now, 15 years apart.

You go as a tourist to learn history, see interesting things, and pay respect.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:09 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
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I was on a website recently, where you upload photo's of some place you've recently traveled to and someone uploaded almost 50 photo's of his tour of Chernobyl. Oh my God! Absolutely fascinating and so eerie at the same time! Abandoned apartment buildings, schools, houses, all falling apart. It was all fascinating enough to where you almost want to get in a plane and go over there and see it for yourself.

Anyone been there or wish to go there?
you want to go somewhere where there is known radiation? really?
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:24 AM
 
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We would love to go. Crowds...what crowds? To actually see a place like that, without being rushed and the opportunity to take hauntingly beautiful pictures without anyone around. Especially that amusement park...

Read about the history of the place and saw a few specials about it. Also a horror movie. Now that was a great idea, with the radiation monsters and stuff haha...

But yea, given the opportunity, we would have our bags already packed waiting to leave!!!
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I have no interest. Radiation aside, I can see crumbling buildings elsewhere. I don’t see the attraction.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Chernobyl is very popular for street racing with sports cars, race cars and motorcycles.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:27 AM
 
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I have no interest. Radiation aside, I can see crumbling buildings elsewhere. I don’t see the attraction.
I think you have to be a bit of a science and engineering geek. I used to watch the TV series on what happens after people desert an area ("Land after People"?). Some would be speculation about how an area would degrade over time (e.g. Las Vegas), what would happen to the critters, how soon nature takes over. They would also show areas that HAD been abandoned and explain the results. I believe they may have covered Pripyat in one show.

It's kind of reassuring to see that Nature takes over eventually no matter what humans have done.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:28 AM
 
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I saw this series as well. It was good.

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I think you have to be a bit of a science and engineering geek. I used to watch the TV series on what happens after people desert an area ("Land after People"?). Some would be speculation about how an area would degrade over time (e.g. Las Vegas), what would happen to the critters, how soon nature takes over. They would also show areas that HAD been abandoned and explain the results. I believe they may have covered Pripyat in one show.

It's kind of reassuring to see that Nature takes over eventually no matter what humans have done.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:32 AM
 
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God, no. How sad. Why would anyone want to go to some place where there was and still is so much devastation - as a tourist. It seems insulting to the people who are there living this tragedy. I guess the only upside would be if it helped their economy. But, to go as a tourist to witness someone's tragedy? That seems kind of sick to me.
It's curiosity more than anything. It's like North Korea … people are curious about it.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:33 AM
 
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Times Beach is a state park now. https://mostateparks.com/page/54997/general-information


Chernobyl is considered safe, other than the reactor, for limited exposure. I don't think I'd spend the kind of money it would take just to see it.. But if I were in the area..

There's people there who refused to evacuate. Supposedly no greater health problems than the general population.
Yes. Anthony Bourdain meets a man still living there on the episode about it.
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