Kiev / Ukraine & Chernobyl, visit... Tags: Support Last response: December 10, 2011 9:40 AM in Opinions and Experiences Share retroborg December 10, 2011 12:18:28 AM I was invited to visit Kiev in Ukraine for Christmas & New Year's. However I noticed that the city resides just 90-100km away from the Blast point of Chernobyl (26 April 1986) and that the whole area was soaked with radiation, as well as the Dnieper river passing by the city and the kyivs'ke reservoir (Probably the city's water supply) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Cher... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster So, I'm skeptical / worried of whether I should even visit and consume, water, food there, let alone the dust on my clothes and breath the air there. Is Odessa (~530km away from Chernobyl) as badly affected as Kiev and safe to visit? From what I understand the whole country was badly affected by this and probably not safe to stay or live there at all even today! What are your objective opinions?! Thanks in advance. More about : kiev ukraine chernobyl visit Saga Lout December 10, 2011 6:04:34 AM Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums. I was in Kiev as recently as August and on four other occasions since the breakdown of the reactor at Chernobyl. I haven't died or turned green, and nor do I glow in the dark. Go and enjoy. There's a football tournament in the Ukraine next year and I doubt the organising authority would put thousands of fans at risk unless the bribe money was extermely attractive. If you don't go but still want to see Kiev's architecture, go to Helsinki. Pyree December 10, 2011 9:40:40 AM Go and enjoy your stay in Kiev. I am sure that if the 2.7 million+ citizen in Kiev are ok, you will be too. On the other hand, I want to visit Prypiat . To see the real thing from COD MW and S.T.A.L.K.E.R Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumToll free 24hr number for asus support Forumthe 1940 campaign in wargames ForumEuropean footballer of the year ForumCountry Name Quiz ForumOrpheus metaplot ForumWorld Map ForumNon-duplicate cities - part II ForumCleaning the screen ForumIs SD and CF cards in risk of loosing data when hardware i.. ForumRussian 16mm fish eye lens question ForumHow much can I get for my PC? ForumNewegg Preferred Account & Bill Me Later Forum2 Day crash courses on SAN & VMWARE Training in Bangalore for Serious ForumPhoto & video editing ForumNeed MB & eSATA for WHS More resources Read discussions in other Opinions and Experiences categories Computer Shops Support Products !