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Chernobyl new radiation shield funding fall short

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:24 am    Post subject: Chernobyl new radiation shield funding fall short Reply with quote

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BBC News - 19/04/11

An international conference called to raise funds for new safety measures at the site of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster has fallen 25% short of its goal.

The Ukrainian government said it had raised 550m euros of the 740m euros ($1bn; 600m) it needed to finance a massive new radiation shield.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The new structure will be the largest of its kind in the world - an arch more than 100m (328ft) high, 250m (820ft) wide and 160m (524ft) long.

It will be assembled away from the Chernobyl site and then slid into place over the damaged reactor, before the ends are blocked up. It is expected to give Ukraine 100 years to dispose of the nuclear waste.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Monday that the Commission would allocate an extra 110m euros ($156m) towards this and related Chernobyl projects.

100 years! There's hopeful. Who exactly is paying for this?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy job - the Japanese need four such structures.
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