In December 2000, Reactor Number 3 at Chernobyl was shut down, and the plant as a whole ceased producing electricity. Decommissioning started on April 9th 2015.
This control room is identical to the one in Reactor 4, where the fateful decisions were made on the night that changed so many things in the world for ever.
Since you’re here…
Contamination Zone is a group of people who are united by our love for the Chernobyl Zone. We are a non-profit organisation and every year we raise thousands of euros for good causes in the Chernobyl Zone, such as firefighting equipment, monument restoration, animal welfare and more.
If you are planning or thinking about a trip to the zone, please check out our trips, or our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have unanswered questions, contact us below!