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I just had a chat on skype with my friend in Sendai!!! His house is fine, but no oil, hard to get water/food. Funny thing is internet started working today which I thought would take awhile. Kinda obvious but people in Sendai have been disconnected from the world since, he asked me a lot of questions like if I knew about the nuclear plant situation, the size of the earthquake, Sendai getting hit hard by the Tsunami.

This was great news for me to know he's well and actually his house was untouched other then the earthquake breaking stuff.
Lady Luck must have shown him one hell of a smile for his house to remain intact Best regards to your friend; let him know the whole world is rooting for Japan!
     
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It is open to the public.

They have guided tours going through the city. You can even look around inside the abandoned buildings and get a close up look at the sarcophagus.

EDIT: Nevermind. Didn't see the part where you mentioned "controlled tours".
To be fair, I went and looked up more about this. I was under the impression that it was open for tourism for a while now, but everything that I've been reading says that the 30km exclusion zone has been closed (at least to "official" tours). Now the government is opening it up with "sanctioned" tour routes, etc. Basically allowing official tours.
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To be fair, I went and looked up more about this. I was under the impression that it was open for tourism for a while now, but everything that I've been reading says that the 30km exclusion zone has been closed (at least to "official" tours). Now the government is opening it up with "sanctioned" tour routes, etc. Basically allowing official tours.
I wonder what you mean by "now".
Here's a thread with pics from a guy who went on a guided tour in 08' (56K warning)
     
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I wonder what you mean by "now".
Here's a thread with pics from a guy who went on a guided tour in 08' (56K warning)
Ya, I agree that it's weird/confusing. I'm just saying what I've read so far in my search as to what exactly I meant before. A few sites that I've read have said that the tours prior to now were technically illegal. The ones now are sanctioned/allowed/official/etc. (not sure exactly on what would be the right word) by the Ukrainian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Also, not saying you're wrong or trying to argue. Just saying what I've been reading.
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Ya, I agree that it's weird/confusing. I'm just saying what I've read so far in my search as to what exactly I meant before. A few sites that I've read have said that the tours prior to now were technically illegal. The ones now are sanctioned/allowed/official/etc. (not sure exactly on what would be the right word) by the Ukrainian Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Huuuuh, is that so... Never heard anything of such tours being illegal. You've piqued my curiosity, care to link?

Anyway, once I have the funds for it, I also intend to go on a chernobyl tour. Should be pretty darn awesome. I guess I should hurry, though
     
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Guys honestly this thread is for news about Japan not about your tours and stuffs. Please don't thread-crap! I was looking for some updates and the last 2 pages all about u guys which i don't care.
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I'm hearing firetruck horns and police car sirens blasting here in Makati, Philippines. I hope it's not related....
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There has now been a 4th explosion!
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Huuuuh, is that so... Never heard anything of such tours being illegal. You've piqued my curiosity, care to link?

Anyway, once I have the funds for it, I also intend to go on a chernobyl tour. Should be pretty darn awesome. I guess I should hurry, though
Here's one source (there's a lot more but they all say the same general things):
http://www.cnntraveller.com/2010/12/...start-in-2011/


I too would really love to visit Chernobyl. I just need to get over there. Was looking at the wiki page and supposedly the place is supposed to be "cleared" by 2036 (whatever that means). The Ukraine even passed a law that is supposed to direct towards this goal (LINK). That's just the actual plant though. Not Prypiat.
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Guys honestly this thread is for news about Japan not about your tours and stuffs. Please don't thread-crap!
Indeed, sorry for going offtopic
Still, as there are no news and the only speculation we could provide would be of very questionable accuracy and relevance, why not drop the gloom, at least for now?

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There has now been a 4th explosion!
Right now? Source? Neither Reuters nor Kyodo say anything of the sort.
Edited by Hyoketsu - 3/15/11 at 12:22am
     
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