A reactor at the nuclear power plant was destroyed 30 years ago, and its protective concrete sarcophagus is deteriorating. A huge steel construction is supposed to seal in radiation for the next 100 years.
The Ukrainian government has opened a hostel within the Chernobyl contamination zone, giving holidaymakers the chance to explore the epicentre of history's most
devastating nuclear accident.
A new radiation cover for the Chernobyl reactor ruin will be officially put into service today, after six years of construction. The building is designed to contain and eventually aid the removal of radioactive debris.
The leaders of Ukraine and Belarus have toured the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, marking the 31st anniversary of the disaster. Debate continues over the death toll from radiation poisoning in the region.
Three decades years after the world's worst nuclear accident, a new protective covering is being completed. The massively expensive hull is due to be slid into place late in 2016.
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