Chernobyl’s new US$1.7 billion radioactive dust shelter unveiled in Ukraine

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday inaugurated a giant structure built to confine radioactive debris at the nuclear reactor that exploded in Chernobyl in 1986.The confinement structure for the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s Reactor No 4 cost €1.5 billion (US$1.7 billion) to build, and the entire project cost €2.2 billion (US$2.5 billion).The complex construction effort to secure the molten reactor’s core and 200 tonnes of highly radioactive material took nine years to complete…

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