A £2 billion structure designed to confine the Chernobyl reactor at the centre of the world’s worst nuclear disaster has been unveiled. Reactor Number 4 at the plant in what was then Soviet Ukraine exploded and burned on April 26 1986, spewing radioactive dust across Europe. The complex construction project – which took nine years to complete – will secure the molten reactor’s core as well as 200 tonnes of radioactive material at the site. Officials have described the shelter as the largest moveable land-based structure ever built, with a span of 257 metres and a total weight of over 36,000 metric tons. The structure itself cost £1.5 billion and the entire shelter project cost £2.2 billion.
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