Above the fourth power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant destroyed in 1986, a new arch, the Shelter-2, was installed.
The process of installing the arch lasted 2 weeks (from November 14, 2016). Its length was 165 m, height - 110 m, the weight of the structure approaches 37,000 tons - the sarcophagus is 5 times heavier than the Eiffel Tower. It is planned that the arch will be able to function optimally for a hundred years or more, as approximately 200 tons of uranium fuel and a radioactive mixture of fission products are in the reactor’s depths, according to approximate data.
The editors of uznayvse.ru want to add that in honor of the installation of a new protective sarcophagus at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, a solemn ceremony was held, which was attended by the President of Ukraine.