30 years ago the wrecked reactor at Chernobyl in Ukraine released a radioactive cloud that led tot he region being evacuated. Now it receives a new protective shield to contain the radiation and decontaminate the site.
Nuclear power stations have been churning out radioactive waste for decades. At least 10 new reactors came online last year - making the question of long-term storage all the more pressing. There's no solution in sight.
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.
A giant arch to contain radioactive waste at the site of the world's deadliest nuclear accident has begun to be moved into place. Fallout from the Chernobyl disaster reached across a large swathe of Europe.
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