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Jul/19

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New Sarcophagus for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

July 10, 2019, 22 years after the organization of the Chernobyl Shelter Fund, the New Safe Confinement (the NSC) was finally put into operation in Pripyat.

The main arch-shaped structure has the following parameters: height – 109 m, length – more than 160 m, span-width – 257 m, weight – more than 31 thousand tons. This is the largest movable land structure in history. Photos by: Anton Usov.

New Sarcophagus for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Pripyat, Ukraine, photo 1

impressive €1.5 bn structure

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Jun/19

25

Picturesque Wind Farm in Prymorsk in Southern Ukraine

Prymorsk is a town with a population of about 12 thousand people located in the south of Zaporizhia Oblast, about 42 km west of Berdyansk. This year, a new landmark appeared in the vicinity of the town – huge wind turbines that are visible for dozens of kilometers and even from Berdyansk.

By 2020, it is planned to launch two wind farms – Prymorsk Wind Farm #1 and Prymorsk Wind Farm #2 with a total installed capacity of about 200 megawatts (in total, 52 wind turbines, the blade length – 25 meters). They look especially picturesque when all fields are yellow from harvest. Prymorsk on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

Wind Farm in Prymorsk in Southern Ukraine, photo 1

development of renewable energy in Ukraine

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Apr/15

16

Construction of the New Shelter over Chernobyl NPP

The New Safe Confinement (also known as the New Shelter, Shelter-2) is an insulating arched structure over the destroyed fourth power unit of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat. The construction began in 2007 and is expected to be completed in 2017.

The main reason of the construction is that the existing object “Shelter” is short-lived. Under the influence of radiation and weather, it is gradually degraded. And about 200 tons of radioactive materials are still under the sarcophagus.

The New Shelter, Chernobyl NPP, Pripyat, Ukraine, photo 1

visit the construction site

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Dec/12

3

Construction of a new sarcophagus over Chernobyl NPP

Sarcophagus built over the fourth power unit of Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat deteriorates. The danger if it collapses is largely determined by how much radioactive material is inside it.

According to official data, the figure is 95% of what it was at the time of the accident. If it is correct, then the destruction of sarcophagus can lead to very high radioactive emissions. Photos: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

Chernobyl nuclear power station new sarcophagus, Ukraine photo 1

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Oct/12

19

Serious environmental problems in Mariupol

Mariupol, with a population of half a million, is one of the 10 largest cities in Ukraine. Because of the stable operation of steel plants, the city constantly deals with various environmental problems.

Currently Mariupol is the first city in terms of air pollution from stationary sources in Ukraine and Europe. Quite frankly it is a very dubious achievement.

Dust and gas emissions form heavy dark purple haze containing impurities in concentrations many times greater than the maximum allowable level. And here is how it looks in reality. The video was shot October 12, 2012.

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