New shelter for Chernobyl

Slowly moving into place in Ukraine, Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement has cost some 1.5 billion euros and is projected to last at least 100 years. It is 257 metres wide with a length of 162 metres, a height of 108 metres and a total equipped weight of 36,000 tonnes. Its job is contain the radiation leaking from the concrete sarcophagus that was hastily poured by heroic emergency workers after the nuclear reactor failed in April 1986.

Note: 60 cm = just under 2 ft.

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