Alot of people asked me about the protective clothing situation, if I needed to wear anything special, suits, masks, whatever, well the answer is No.
The official take on the current radiation level for a day trip in the Zone, is that its no worse than staring into the microwave watching last nights pizza reheat.
That said though, the Dosimeter was going off the scale when you stuck it under the snow, and you have to pass a radiation clearance gate type thing when you leave the zone, but they would’nt really send tourists in there if it wasn’t safe?..
Everyone find a spare 10 mins, and watch the Vice Travel Guide to Chernobyl, its a pisser, and a really good example a day trip into the Zone. (I had the same guide as they did too, and he was smashin beers the whole time haha).
After the disaster, standing this close you would have been microwaved in 15 minutes.
So worth it.