Chernobyl NPP and Pripyat – some kilometres between them.
“The Red” forest is over the NPP. Its area is about 4,5 thousand hectares.
The forth unit after the accident.
The forth power unit of the NPP and the initial sarcophagus over it. They spent 400 thousand m2 of mixed concrete and 7000 tons of metalware to build it. The object was being built fast – it was ready in 206 days. 90 thousand were involved.
Today they are trying to turn the sarcophagus which may collapse in any moment into an ecologically safe system. The works are planned to be completed in 2015.
The new object will represent a solid steel structure 108 meters high and 150 meters long, it will have a technological building and auxiliary facilities.
The scheme of the new sarcophagus.