KIEV, Ukraine — A structure built to confine radioactive dust from the nuclear reactor at the center of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster was formally unveiled on Wednesday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy inaugurated the “new safe confinement” shelter that spans the remains of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s Reactor No. 4.
The enclosure cost almost $1.7 billion to build, and the project took nine years to complete and cost about $2.5 billion in all.
Officials have described the reactor enclosure as the largest movable land-based structure ever built, with a span of 843 feet and a total weight of over 40,000 tons.
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Source: San Francisco Chronicle