I was invited to visit Kiev in Ukraine for Christmas & New Year's. However I noticed that the city resides just 90-100km away from the Blast point of Chernobyl (26 April 1986) and that the whole area was soaked with radiation, as well as the Dnieper river passing by the city and the kyivs'ke reservoir (Probably the city's water supply) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Chernobyl_radiation_map_1996.svg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster So, I'm skeptical / worried of whether I should even visit and consume, water, food there, let alone the dust on my clothes and breath the air there. Is Odessa (~530km away from Chernobyl) as badly affected as Kiev and safe to visit? From what I understand the whole country was badly affected by this and probably not safe to stay or live there at all even today! What are your objective opinions?! Thanks in advance.