Awesome scene as robots at Chernobyl move huge concrete radiation shield over site of world’s worst nuclear disaster. Giant robots are moving a 900ft-wide shield over the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster. The £1.3bn concrete and steel arch will cover the remains of the reactor at Chernobyl, which lost its roof in a catastrophic explosion in 1986, triggering a health crisis across Europe. The shield will be put in place by Saturday – just over 30 years after the disaster – to prevent further radioactive substances getting into the air. Ukraine’s ecology minister, Ostap Semerak, said the operation to cover the reactor was “the beginning of the end of a 30-year long fight with the consequences of the 1986 accident”.
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