on April 26, 1986, Chernobyl's reactor no. 4 exploded, contaminating vast areas of the former Soviet Union and nearby countries with radioactive fallout, and exposing over eight million people to elevated levels of radiation. The accident, considered the worst civil nuclear disaster in history, left the area surrounding the power plant uninhabitable. Recently, a group of journalists was granted access to the ruins of the reactor no. 4 control room. The footage reveals an obliterated space with broken consoles, missing equipment, and a eerie atmosphere. Since September 2 tourist have been able to request permission to visit the contaminated remains of the control room.