EBRD Completes Construction of Chernobyl’s Confinement Arch
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Thu, 2016-12-01


Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement (NSC) is an unprecedented design and construction project by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) that aims to ultimately transform Chernobyl into an environmentally safe and secure state by 2017. On November 29, 2016, the NSC structure was moved over a distance of 327 meters from its assembly point to its final position, completely enclosing a previous makeshift shelter that was hastily assembled immediately after the 1986 accident. The Chernobyl arch is the largest moveable land-based structure ever built, with a height of 108 meters and a total weight of 36,000 tons equipped. It will make the accident site safe and with a lifetime of 100 years allow for the eventual dismantling of the ageing makeshift shelter and the management of the radioactive waste.

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