Workers from Bouygues Construction and other companies began to move the New Safe Confinement, or NSC, into position to cover the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl, in order to protect it from leaking radioactive material. The NSC project will replace the original Soviet shell installed after the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986. The NSC is expected to safely contain Chernobyl’s radioactive emissions for the next 100 years.
The mega structure was unveiled at the site in Ukraine this week and is designed to prevent further deadly radiation spewing from Chernobyl for at least the next century.
The massive arched dome is dubbed The New Safe Containment and cost 1.5 billion euros to build.
It has now been moved on top of the concrete that was hastily poured over the failed nuclear reactor in the wake of the meltdown. Now the dome is in place, work can begin on dismantling the so-called sarcophagus surrounding the reactor, …