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Work has begun at Chernobyl in Ukraine to move a giant shield over the site of the world's worst nuclear accident. The concrete and steel arch will eventually cover the remains of the reactor which lost its roof in a catastrophic explosion in 1986. The blast sent a plume of radioactive material into the air, triggering a public health emergency across Europe. The shield is designed to prevent further radioactive material leaking out over the next century. It measures 275m (900ft) wide and 108m (354ft) tall and has cost $1.6bn (£1.3bn) to construct. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which is leading the project, describes the arch as the largest moveable land-based structure ever built.
Sellafield, the nuclear fuel reprocessing plant, reveals major development in a scheme to clear up radioactive waste at the controversial site in Cumbria.
originally posted by: Lazarus Short
"...a giant shield over the site of the world's worst nuclear accident."
As usual, Fukushima did not happen...at least to MSM "all the news that's print to fit" types.
originally posted by: rickymouse
It took them long enough. I suppose Japan is taking long enough to fix things too. Wouldn't you think that fixing these things right quickly would be a legitimate concern?