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Chernobyl NSC containment arch moved into place in historic engineering feat 29 November 2016

Reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the scene of the worst nuclear accident in history, has been enclosed by a vast steel shelter designed to prevent radiation leaks from the site. The process of sliding the arched structure into place to shield the damaged reactor started on November 14 and took over a week to complete....

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New drone footage from Chernobyl shows progress in construction of containment structure 18 December 2015

New footage from a drone flying over the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant shows the latest advances in securing the site of the 1986 accident. The video (see link below) focuses on the giant arch – the New Safe Confinement - that will shelter the damaged reactor upon completion in late 2017. The structure is 110 metres high, 165 metres long and 260 metres wide....

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News Extra:Chernobyl containment conference raises €180 million to close funding gap 17 June 2015

An international donor conference on April 27 has secured financing for the completion on schedule by the end of 2017 of the New Safe Confinement (NSC), the protective structure being built to cover the destroyed reactor 4 at the site of the nuclear meltdown in Chernobyl, Ukraine....

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First section of massive containment building for Chernobyl reactor now complete 29 November 2012

The first section of a huge arch-shaped structure to be positioned over Reactor Number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine has been assembled and raised, completing the first stage in the massive £1.2bn New Safe Confinement (NSC) project to cover up the reactor and its leaking concrete sarcophagus. ...

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EBRD confirms Ukraine nuclear plans, including construction of Chernobyl Shelter facility 27 April 2012

The Director of the Nuclear Safety Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Vince Novak, has confirmed in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine that the previously announced terms for the completion of the Shelter facility at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant by the autumn of 2015 remain in force. He also gave details of the bank's other involvements in Ukraine's nuclear industry....