Monday, May 11, 2015

Chernobyl New Safe Confinement (NSC): 43 countries confirmed their intentions to finance its completion

International donors already confirmed commitments to provide €540 million of necessary €615 million. EBRD will coordinate the negotiations with countries-donors to arrange the remaining €75 million.This information is from the  briefing of Ukrainian Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Igor Shevchenko, who took part last week in international conference in London for raising funding to  build NSC structure above destroyed nuclear reactor,   Read more at http://www.menr.gov.ua
The New Safe Confinement will eventually rise to a height of 110 metres, will be 165 metres long, have a span of 260 meters and a lifetime of a minimum of 100 years. The arch-shaped structure will weigh more than 30,000 tons. Its frame is a huge lattice construction of tubular steel members built on two longitudinal concrete beams. Work on the NSC at the site started in late 2010 and, according to the current schedule, is expected to be completed by 2017. Read more at http://www.ebrd.com/

Impressive VIDEO from the construction site of Chernobyl NSC, and...  Forbes' esse about current state of Chernobyl exclusion zone, the area where humanity will not be able to return to during next 20 000 years!!