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Building a New Chernobyl Radiation Shield

As time runs out on the old rusting steel and cement crypt built 25 years ago over toxic remains of Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Western donors meet in Kyiv Tuesday to raise needed $1 billion to build new containment structure. Designed to last a century, the new stadium like structure is to be the world's largest movable object, capable of covering Statue of Liberty.

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A plant worker monitors preparation of rebar cages that will used for lifting tower foundations. The lifting towers setting on these foundations will raise the arch during erection, (VOA - D. Markosian, April 2011)
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A plant worker monitors preparation of rebar cages that will used for lifting tower foundations. The lifting towers setting on these foundations will raise the arch during erection, (VOA - D. Markosian, April 2011)

A plant worker walks by construction site in Chernobyl, (VOA - D. Markosian, April 2011)
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A plant worker walks by construction site in Chernobyl, (VOA - D. Markosian, April 2011)

A plant worker walks by construction site in Chernobyl, (VOA - D. Markosian, April 2011)
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A plant worker walks by construction site in Chernobyl, (VOA - D. Markosian, April 2011)

Any earth moving activities at Chernobyl have the potential to raise radioactively contaminated dust and must be closely monitored, (VOA - D. Markosian, April 2011)
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Any earth moving activities at Chernobyl have the potential to raise radioactively contaminated dust and must be closely monitored, (VOA - D. Markosian, April 2011)

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