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New Safe Confinement at nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine

Feb 23, 2017
A new sarcophagus was built to confine radioactive leakage from the abandoned Chernobyl reactor complex. The New Safe Confinement (NSC) is an arched structure of concrete and steel measuring 150 m long, 257 m wide, and 109 m tall.

Using large wheeled transport systems, the structure was set in its final position to cover both the damaged Reactor No. 4 and the previous sarcophagus.  

The NSC is designed to prevent further environmental contamination from radioactive material for the next 100 years. This international project was financed not only by the European Union but also by countries such as the United States and Japan.

Read more about the project.