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Chernobyl’s Arch: Sealing Off a Radioactive Sarcophagus
Nick Meo – BBC News, 2 Dec 2013

One of the biggest engineering projects in history, it has been likened to a gigantic metal igloo, built to seal off hundreds of tons of nuclear fuel and dust buried inside reactor number four, which in 1986 blew up and burned for 10 days. Everything about the project is epic: the size, the 1.5bn euro (£1.2bn) cost, the technical problems of working on a radioactive building site.

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