Images Courtesy Of Novarka With the vault's first half completed, the second section is taking shape within the lifting towers. Spanning 257 m, the structure (below) will cover the entire sarcophagus. Related Links: Radiation Threat Still Permeates Chernobyl's Entombment Work on Enclosure for Chernobyl Begins Twenty-eight years after devastating explosions and fire partially destroyed Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear plant, the first half of a vast safe confinement has been completed. As work continues on the 25,000-tonne steelwork vault—tall enough to cover the Statue of Liberty—the parties to the cleanup are about to agree to a new construction price of around $2
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