Chernobyl nuclear disaster site sealed with massive steel shield

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On April 26, 1986 a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, causing an environmental disaster never before seen, and forcing tens of thousands of people to flee.

Thousands of tons of sand, clay and lead, spilled by helicopters, were needed to control leaks.

The Chernobyl sarcophagus. In 1996 it was considered impossible to repair with radiation levels within as high as 10,000 röntgens per hour. pic.twitter.com/1VaiLtym3Q— Chernobyl Gallery (@ChernobylG) N…
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