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Ukraine: Chernobyl’s Radioactive Dust Shelter Unveiled


Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday inaugurated a giant structure built to confine radioactive debris at the nuclear reactor that exploded in Chernobyl in 1986.The confinement structure for the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s Reactor No. 4 cost 1.5 billion euros (almost $1.7 billion) to build, and the entire project cost 2.2 billion euros (about $2.5 billion). The complex construction effort to secure the molten reactor’s core and 200 tons of highly radioactive material took nine years to complete under the auspices of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.Officials have described the shelter as the largest moveable land-based structure ever …read more

Source: Voice of America

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