Fission Trip: Chernobyl Open to Tourists Next Year

My “good” laptop crashed yesterday, so I’m working off a different one that isn’t nearly as good, so while I get this sorted out posts might be a little slower in coming (does anybody know the DOS prompt that gets a computer to boot from a CD? I have a backup disk but can’t get a prompt to make the computer recognize it).

In the meantime, I thought I’d offer a suggestion if you’re planning a vacation next year:

Ukraine’s Emergency Ministry says the so-called Chernobyl zone will be opened next year for those who wish to learn more about the nuclear tragedy that occurred 24 years ago.

Chernobyl’s reactor No. 4 exploded on April 26, 1986, spewing radiation over a large swath of northern Europe.

Hundreds of thousands of people were resettled from areas contaminated with radiation fallout, and health problems persist. Officials say the site is now safe for tours.

I wonder what kind of stuff they’ll have for sale at the gift shop — besides a clerk that glows in the dark selling 22-pound apples grown in the reactor garden.