Over the object “Shelter” Chornobyl NPP today will fix a new arch

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Fixation of a new arch over the Shelter object Chernobyl nuclear power plant on November 29

The completion of the new arch at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and its fixation on the object “Shelter” is scheduled for November 29. About it reported in a press-service of the State Agency of Ukraine on exclusion zone management in Facebook.

“The construction of the new safe confinement (arch) of Chernobyl NPP is at the final stage of the second stage of converting the Shelter object into ecologically safe system. It is planned that the end of the process of sliding of the arch will be held on 29 November 2016 with the participation of donor countries of the Chernobyl Fund “Shelter”, – stated in the message.

As noted, the new safe confinement structure – a movable building, 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.

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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.

“The completion of the arch is slid on the object “Shelter” Chornobyl NPP will demonstrate the successful implementation of a large-scale project in the field of radiation safety, which brought together 28 countries of the world, and the beginning of converting an object into ecologically safe system”, – said the Chairman of the State Agency of Ukraine for exclusion zone management Vitaliy Petruk.

The project envisages that the new facility will be operated for 100 years.

Earlier, the Minister of ecology and natural resources of Ukraine Ostap Semerak predicted that to complete the process of sliding, the protective structures “Arch” over the fourth power unit of Chernobyl nuclear power plan on November 29-30.

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