It weighs 36,000 tons and measuring 108 meters high and 162 meters long. That’s it, a metal dome now covers the sarcophagus around the damaged Chernobyl nuclear reactor. A project to ensure the safety of the site for 100 years.
“We celebrated today at Chernobyl the successful completion of the operation.” The French giant BTP Vinci and Bouygues, manufacturers, welcome the installation of the ark.
— Damien Rebourg (@Damien_Rebourg) November 29, 2016
It is for them to “a key step before the conclusion of the international program to transform Chernobyl into a safe site and safe for the environment by November 2017”.
This dome will live at least one hundred years , and will allow to safely perform decontamination operations within the damaged reactor.