Chernobyl to be covered in steel

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    Chernobyl to be covered in steel

    The authorities in Ukraine have approved a giant steel cover for the radioactive site of the world's worst nuclear disaster - Chernobyl.

    Ukraine has hired a French firm to build the structure to replace the crumbling concrete casing put over the reactor after the 1986 accident.

    The casing project is expected to cost $1.4bn (700m).

    It will take five years to complete and the authorities say they will then be able to start dismantling the reactor.

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko hailed the project:

    "Today is probably the first time that we can openly look into the eyes of the national and international community and say that a solution to the problem that has long been called the Chernobyl problem was formally found," he said.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6999140.stm
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    The Ukraine should be thankful the EPA has no authority there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titletownclown
    The Ukraine should be thankful the EPA has no authority there.
    They would be in trouble for a lot of things, besides this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoondockSaint
    It will take five years to complete and the authorities say they will then be able to start dismantling the reactor.
    Didn't it give them a head start when it decided to start dismantling itself in 1986?

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