New arch-shaped confinement moved to position over Chernobyl reactor’s old shelter | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


New arch-shaped confinement moved to position over Chernobyl reactor’s old shelter

The arch-shaped confinement began to be put in place over the original 1986 shelter on November 14, 2016. A total of 224 hydraulic jacks were involved in operation. The arch is the largest structure in the world ever to have ever been moved in such a way. It is 165 meters long, 110 meters tall and 257 meters wide, with the total mass standing at more than 36,000 tonnes. It is expected to last at least for 100 years. A new arch-shaped confinement has been moved to the expected position over the old shelter that encased the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, destroyed in an accident in 1986. A special ceremony on this occasion is underway at the Chernobyl NPP premises, a TASS correspondent reports. Taking part in the event were President Pyotr Poroshenko, representatives from the contractor companies (Vinci, Bouygue and Novarka) and also donor countries...

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