No fun at the fair
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The abandoned amusement park in Pripyat, was to be opened for the first time on May 1, 1986, in time for the May Day celebrations, but these plans were scuttled on April 26, when the Chernobyl disaster occurred a few kilometers away. The park and its Ferris wheel in particular have become a symbol of the Chernobyl disaster. Radiation levels around the park vary; the liquidators washed radiation into the soil after the helicopters carrying radioactive materials used the grounds as a landing strip, so concreted areas are relatively safe. However, areas where moss has built can emit up to 25 uSv/h, among the highest level of radiation in the whole of Pripyat.
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