New Safe Containment steel dome to seal off radiation @Chernobyl – an annotated infographic

The Chernobyl reactor – scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986, 30 years ago – is now being entombed in a giant steel shelter.
The $2.2 billion New Safe Confinement project is due for completion in 2017, replacing the crumbling concrete sarcophagus erected after the accident.
E&T news covered this Chernobyl containment story in full yesterday.
Click on the graphic for an expanded view.
Chernobyl containment
Chernobyl containment
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