The President Of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
Launching of the new safe confinement (NSC arch) on the object “Shelter” at Chernobyl is a historic event. This was announced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the event of fixing the arch, which was broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”.
“Allow me to congratulate you on the fact that we are now here, on a completely historical event. 30 years ago in Chernobyl was the world’s largest man-made disaster, 30 years ago, tens and hundreds of thousands of heroes, Chernobyl, did everything to protect the world from nuclear threats. For 260 days, a team of 90 thousand Chernobyl was built sarcophagus, which was designed for exactly 30 years to protect Kiev, Ukraine and the world from nuclear contamination,” – said Poroshenko.
The head of state added: “Someone compared this object behind me with the Eiffel tower or the Statue of Liberty, it’s actually a unique object”.
The President said that the new safe confinement is the biggest in the history of the movable structure.
“Today, they (the NSC building – ed.) to guarantee 100 years of radiation safety. Many who doubted, many who did not believe, but I congratulate you, my dear. Yes! We did it,” – said Poroshenko.
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Speaking about the Chernobyl disaster, the President said: “Everyone knows how hard it is Ukraine. No one could imagine that the Chernobyl test is not the worst and not the worst that have to go through Ukraine, and that Ukraine is building the arch in war when it defends itself from Russian aggression, are also protected with the support of all the countries that have joined us in these difficult times. I wish peace to our allies and Ukraine, to hold fast to this unity, because it allows you to build not only the largest and best confiment and shelter, and to hold and to build new, shiny, fantastic European country – Ukraine”.
Recall, above the object “Shelter” Chornobyl NPP today fixed the new arch.
Otmetim, new safe confinement – world’s largest movable structure, which is equipped with unique technology and systems. The height of the arch is equal to 110 m, length – 150 m, a width of 260 m and a weight of more than 31 thousand tons. Project arch is constructed at a distance of 250 meters from the sarcophagus, this path will be passed in the process of sliding of the arch.
Deputy head of Department of nuclear safety European Bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD) Baltazar Lindauer expressed the view that launching of the new safe confinement (NSC, an arch) above the object “Shelter” at Chernobyl is a key moment in the Chernobyl project.
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