Arch under the working title "Shelter-2" covered the 4th power unit of Chernobyl sarcophagus, and over the next 70-100 years.

in #news3 years ago

That was the end of an era ... Arch under the working title "Shelter-2" covered the 4th power unit of Chernobyl sarcophagus, and over the next 70-100 years. Over its establishment it employed more than 3,000 people, and the cost of construction amounted to EUR 2.15 billion.


The height of the arch of 108 meters!
The width of 257 meters!
Used 29,000 tons of steel.





(photo source: http://lol24.ee/post/263773660/ )


Video very clearly shows the entire process.

Thirty years after the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, the radioactive remains of the power plant’s destroyed reactor 4 have been safely enclosed following one of the world’s most ambitious engineering projects.
Chernobyl’s giant New Safe Confinement (NSC) was moved over a distance of 327 metres from its assembly point to its final resting place, completely enclosing a previous makeshift shelter that was hastily assembled immediately after the 1986 accident....

(source: youtube)


I am very happy that finally, in my country will be a little smaller than the threat of a second explosion of the reactor and emerging radiation.This truly grand event.