The nuclear power plant recently commemorated the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic explosion of reactor four, which occurred on 26 April 1986. Work has now been completed to erect the end walls for the New Safe Confinement (NSC) enclosing perimeter project, which has involved the building of a giant arch-shaped structure – tall enough to house London’s St Paul’s Cathedral. The structure will completely cover the shelter that houses the stricken reactor. The arch has been built in two halves and will be joined together to complete the structure. Erecting the end walls will allow the sliding of the arch into its design position. The large structure is the most prominent part of the Chernobyl Shelter Implementation Plan (SIP), which has provided a step-by-step strategy for the decisions required to develop a safety programme for the site.
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