Simplifying the procedure has made it much easier to visit the Chornobyl NPP
Now everyone can see how the ChNPP works today, the process of decommissioning and transformation of the Shelter Object into an ecologically safe system is under way.
"ChNPP becomes another object of the Exclusion Zone, which can be visited by all those who wish. This will enable visitors to get a complete picture of the work of the station and the projects that are implemented on the industrial site. Therefore, we decided to follow the principle of "it's better to see once than to hear a hundred times," - Vitalii Petruk, the head of SAUEZM, says.
The focus will be on security measures for visitors who will be provided with all the necessary personal protective equipment and will undergo mandatory dosimetric monitoring.
During the visit visitors will be able to walk through the station staff. Even the road to the object will help to completely immerse in the atmosphere of the NPP, because getting to the station will be from the city of Slavutych by the same train that the workers of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant go to work every day.
Introduction to the work of the station will begin with the checkpoint "Semykhody", where the largest sanitary checkpoint of the ChNPP is located. After passing control, visitors will see what's the station's life today. The basic route includes visits to many facilities: from emergency shelters to the local dining room. Guests will be able to get acquainted with the main premises of the 3rd power unit, from which the reactor control took place, and will look at the power unit system. In addition, all interested persons will be able to see in action an integrated automated control system of the Shelter Object that now controls the status of the object and learn more about the New Safe Confinement (NSC).
Ihor Hramotkin, General Director of ChNPP, emphasizes: "It must be remembered that the Chornobyl NPP continues to be a nuclear facility, and we continue to strictly adhere to all safety requirements for such enterprises. However, we try to be as open and transparent as possible, we try to minimize the number of barriers for visitors, depriving them of a complex scheme for coordinating the visit. I am convinced that such changes will become additional steps towards positive changes in the country!".