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Old December 15th, 2013, 01:48 AM
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Default Did you know you can take a day tour to Chernobyl?

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Apparently the radiation risk you get in one day is equal to living next to a coal power plant for a year,
which is to say higher than I think I'd risk.

Curious what other strange places people here may have visited in their lives.
What's your strangest, most remote, or off the beaten path spot?

Anyone visit say North Korea as a tourist?
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Old December 15th, 2013, 04:49 AM
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When I lived in Oakland CA in the early 80's, I lived 1 block from the national HDQ of the Hell's Angels Biker Club...they always served hot meals to the neighborhood on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day and held a Toys for Tots Bike Drive every year
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Anyone visit say North Korea as a tourist?

Actually I prefer to visit Southern Florida.

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I have no idea why anyone would go and see it. I was living in Germany when this happened. No drinking water except bottled. No outside activities except hurrying to your car. Crops were ordered destroyed. It was a scary time for all.
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I suppose there are a lot of people who like to witness the results of the worst nuclear disaster ever. Its a "high-tech" adventure like going to the Kennedy Space Center.

Would I go? I might, but then my dad was a radiologist - so radiation doesn't scare me - much.

Would David Beers go - that would be my compass. (he works in the nuclear industry).
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I'd go to Chernobyl for the fifty cent tour. However I would like to have my own radiation survey instrument with me (and yes, I do own one although I need to get it's calibration updated) and I'd also want to carry my own dosimeter so I knew how much radiation exposure I received.
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Well I assume you get a radiation badge like some hospital people wear. Turns red you know you have reached your limit on exposure.
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Well I assume you get a radiation badge like some hospital people wear. Turns red you know you have reached your limit on exposure.
HA! I had a radiation badge as well, when I was an EOD tech, working on nuclear weapons. Would I visit Chernobyl? NOPE, don't think that'd be on my short list of places in this big wide world that I'd want to visit.

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