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Chernobyl’s massive steel arch – temporary protection against ionising radiation

World’s largest moveable steel structure shelters sarcophagus at Chernobyl
April 27, 2017 by Susan Bauer 
Today marks the 31st anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s Unit 4 reactor. The blast discharged 400 times the radioactivity released by the Hiroshima bomb and drove nearly 200,000 people from their homes near the plant in Ukraine.

Now, the hastily built sarcophagus used to temporarily contain what remained of the reactor’s hull after the meltdown has been permanently entombed. A massive steel arch was built, and in 2016, slid over the sarcophagus where it is expected to safely and securely contain the radioactive debris for 100 years………https://phys.org/news/2017-04-world-largest-moveable-steel-sarcophagus.html
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April 28, 2017 - Posted by | general

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