30 years ago, the Chernobyl disaster released a radioactive cloud. Soviet authorities rushed to encase the reactor with a concrete sarcophagus, but that's reached the end of its life span. Now, the ruins have been secured for a second time.
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 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.
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.
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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