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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Chernobyl: From Nuclear Accident to Ecotourism?

Chernobyl nuclear reactor after the disaster. ...Image via Wikipedia

I found the info through different blogs but I could not believe it: sine 2004, the UN is encouraging tourism in the disaster area of Chernobyl. I heard that it was possible to visit the inhabited tows and the nuclear site, but what I find quite weird is the fact that the UN promotes it as ecotourism. Of course the disaster area has become a sort of wildlife sanctuary colonized by many species such as wolves, but I truly feel it does not sound like ecotourism.

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