Photos: Chernobyl Officially Opens for Tours Twenty-five years ago Chernobyl bore the brunt of the world's deadliest nuclear power disaster. Now, it's open for tours. Budget Travel Thursday, May 5, 2011, 4:00 AM A Ferris wheel in Pripyat installed shortly before the 1986 accident that was never used. (Courtesy Lionel Beehner) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

 

Photos: Chernobyl Officially Opens for Tours

Twenty-five years ago Chernobyl bore the brunt of the world's deadliest nuclear power disaster. Now, it's open for tours.

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A Ferris wheel in Pripyat installed shortly before the 1986 accident that was never used.

(Courtesy Lionel Beehner)

Nuclear reactor #4, encased in a concrete sarcophagus.

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Another view of the reactor.

(Courtesy Lionel Beehner)

An apartment in the town of Pripyat. Much of the property was looted by vandals after the accident.

(Courtesy Lionel Beehner)

A classroom in an abandoned school in Pripyat.

(Courtesy Lionel Beehner)
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