30 Years After Chernobyl Disaster, an Arch Rises to Seal Melted Reactor

April 25, 2016 2:27 PM

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30 Years After Chernobyl Disaster, an Arch Rises to Seal Melted Reactor

Massive steel enclosure will cover and contain radioactive innards for at least a century

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine—Enter the Chernobyl zone, and you might expect the worst: Security guards at a checkpoint 19 miles away from the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident scan departing vehicles for signs of radiation, as wolfish strays linger around the checkpoint.

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