The ‘sarcophagus’ that entombed the Chernobyl nuclear disaster for 30 years is at a high risk to collapse. The sarcophagus, hastily set up to stop radioactive contamination from spreading, was never built to last.
National Post 7th Aug 2019 read more »
Chernobyl plant’s concrete ‘sarcophagus’ to be removed amid collapse fears. Soviet workers covered the exposed plant with a sarcophagus of 400,000 cubic metres of concrete and 16 million pounds of steel – but it was done quickly, and water got in and corroded some areas. The Ukrainian company which manages the plant, SSE Chernobyl NPP says it now has a ‘very high’ probability of collapse. It will now be disassembled, the company announced.
Yahoo 7th Aug 2019 read more »