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'Chernobyl' Writer Warns Fans: No Selfies Please

A Ukrainian lights candles to commemorate those who died after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster
A Ukrainian lights candles to commemorate those who died after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, during a ceremony at the memorial to Chernobyl firefighters in the town of Slavutych, Ukraine, on April 26. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 12 June 2019 10:54 PM

The writer and producer of the "Chernobyl" mini-series on HBO is warning people who visit the nuclear disaster site to be more respectful of what took place there 33 years ago.

Craig Mazin posted a note on Twitter in regard to the smiling selfies people have taken during recent visits to the site after they watched the show.

"It's wonderful that #ChernobylHBO has inspired a wave of tourism to the Zone of Exclusion. But yes, I've seen the photos going around," he wrote.

"If you visit, please remember that a terrible tragedy occurred there. Comport yourselves with respect for all who suffered and sacrificed."

On April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, Ukraine exploded. The site has been uninhabited ever since because of the nuclear fallout.

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The writer and producer of the "Chernobyl" mini-series on HBO is warning people who visit the nuclear disaster site to be more respectful of what took place there 33 years ago.
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