Time Lapse, The Chernobyl Arch Moving Into Place Over Destroyed Reactor

Thirty years after the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, the radioactive remains of the power plants destroyed reactor 4 have been safely enclosed following one of the worlds most ambitious engineering projects. Chernobyls giant New Safe Confinement (NSC) was moved over a distance of 327 meters from its assembly point to its final resting place, completely enclosing a previous makeshift shelter that was hastily assembled immediately after the 1986 accident. The equipment in the New Safe Confinement will now be connected to the new technological building which will serve as a control room for future operations inside the arch. The New Safe Confinement will be sealed off from the environment hermetically. Finally, after intensive testing of all equipment and commissioning, handover of the New Safe Confinement to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant administration.

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