The damage of the 1986 power-plant explosion is assessed by Soviet officials after plumes of radioactive materials were released into the air. According to them, “the most dangerous place on Earth” is now the roof of the power plant. A person can lose half of their life expectancy if they sit there for more than two minutes. However, the Marshall Islands is the most radioactive place on the Earth, surpassing Chernobyl.
Now, the Chernobyl’s danger rate has come to a minimum so tourists 18 or older can visit the amusement park, abandoned schoolyards, and classrooms event though Chernobyl has a restricted zone that measures 1,000 square miles.
A nuclear-waste-disposal researcher at the University of Sheffield, Claire Corkhill, said that the flight you take to arrive there gives you more radiation than the tour. Corkhill has been an assistant in the Chernobyl cleanup.
The Marshall Islands Is The Most Radioactive Place On The Earth, Surpassing Chernobyl
Sixty-seven nuclear tests were conducted by the US after World War II in an area in the Pacific Ocean called the Marshall Islands. According to a recent study from researchers at Columbia University, the land contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster contains way less radiation than some parts of the island.
Elevated levels of cesium, americium, and other radioactive elements have been found by researchers who took about 40 soil samples taken from 11 different parts of the Marshall Islands. The Bikini Island, for example, is the most radioactive one because dozens of contaminated ships sunk in that area when the US conducted its most extensive hydrogen bomb tests.
The Chernobyl disaster took more than 30 people’s lives within three months, but the catastrophe affected hundreds of thousands of people. The researchers tested the islands for americium-241, and they concluded that some places are more radioactive than Chernobyl was in 2009.