The concrete sarcophagus encasing Chernobyl was built in only 200 days, under extremely radioactive conditions, and never meant as a permanent solution to the fallout. Currently, rainwater seeps in through the crumbling structure, weakening it and threatening to set off another explosion inside the reactor. Work on a new shield has been delayed time and again, but in November 2012, the first sections of the so-called New Safe Confinement were finally raised. When completed, the 360 x 820 x 490 feet steel hanger will be slid into place over the existing sarcophagus, making it the largest moving structure on earth. Built to last a hundred years, the behemoth is meant to give workers time to deconstruct the reactors, which will then be moved to a permanent burial location.
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