Not my idea of a vacation spot, but the opening of the Chernobyl site to tourists should help the cause of nuclear power safety.
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A visitor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant walks the hallways of the destroyed 4th block of the plant on Feb. 24 ahead of the 25th anniversary of the meltdown of reactor number four due to be marked on April 26, 2011. Ukraine said early this year it will lift restrictions on tourism around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, formally opening the scene of the world's worst nuclear accident to visitors. Chernobyl's number-four reactor, in what was then the Soviet Union and now Ukraine, exploded on April 26, 1986, sending a radioactive cloud across Europe and becoming the world's worst civilian nuclear disaster. Following the accident, a concrete sarcophagus was built over the stricken reactor and a new 20,000-ton steel case to cover the whole plant is planned.