Workers at the Chernobyl Power Plant are now facing some of the highest radiation levels ever while they put the finishing touches on a new decontamination structure for the world’s worst nuclear disaster. After the fallout in 1986, workers at the plant built a sarcophagus to contain the radiation in just three months. But it was just a quick fix, designed without future decontamination in mind. And now, after more than 30 years, it’s at risk of collapse. Workers are sealing the old structure with a new one they finished building a year ago, called the New Safe Confinement. They hope it will hold for the next 100 years.
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