Giant New Shelter Placed Over Remains of Chernobyl

Pictured: The new Chernobyl shelter, under construction in a 2013 photo from Wikipedia.

By Editors of Power Engineering

A huge shelter was just placed over the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

The half-cylinder structure wasn’t assembled on-site – it was slowly moved to the area via a system of hydraulic jacks starting two weeks ago, the Associated Press reported.

The shelter, 843 feet wide and 354 feet tall, finally reached its destination on Tuesday. It was fitted over the original “sarcophagus,” which will have its unstable portions dismantled. 

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