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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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More than 30 years passed since the day of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident and the “temporary evacuation” of the residents of the town of Pripyat located in the immediate vicinity of the station, about 150 km north of Kyiv.

Over the years, the streets of Pripyat turned into a real forest. It will be another 10 to 15 years and the buildings will collapse massively. Therefore, if you want to visit this unique place, then you should go in the near future because everything will only get worse. Photos by: Alexander Belenkiy.

Pripyat, Ukraine - 32 years after evacuation, photo 1

explore the abandoned town of Pripyat

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Jul/16

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Probably the best film about Pripyat

“Pripyat. Another Life” is an excellent film about what happens with the city of Pripyat, abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster, today.

Despite the human tragedy, nature continues normal course of events reviving a new life.

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Jun/16

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Nature without people – Chernobyl fish

Life goes on in spite of everything. The bypass channel of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant cooling pond in Pripyat is rich in various fish in the absence of fishermen.

underwater video

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Apr/15

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Chernobyl zone 29 years later

April 26, 2015, the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster was marked. After these years, Pripyat, the once flourishing city, disappeared beneath dense thickets, the nuclear station ceased its operation.

Amusement Park. Grand opening was scheduled for Labor Day – May 1. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant foiled these plans.

Chernobyl zone 29 years later, Ukraine, photo 1

Chernobyl zone in spring

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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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Nov/14

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Let’s fly over abandoned Pripyat city

Pripyat is a ghost town located in northern Ukraine, in Kiev region. It is standing on the banks of the Pripyat River, 5 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, near the border with Belarus, at a distance of 94 km from Kiev.

April 27, 1986, the population of Pripyat was evacuated due to the Chernobyl accident. Video by Danny Cooke

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Despite numerous political events in recent months, the work on the construction of project “New Safe Confinement” at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in abandoned Pripyat city continues. This project is also known as “The Arch”.

March 31, 2014, the process of moving of the eastern part of “New Safe Confinement” began. The weight of this arched structure is 12600 tons. Photos by Chernobyl NPP

Construction of "New Safe Confinement" for Chernobyl NPP, Ukraine, photo 1

unique structure

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Apr/13

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Graffiti of Pripyat – the ghost town

April 26, 1986, the most devastating accident at the nuclear power plant occurred. As a result, Pripyat, young and thriving Soviet city, was abandoned.

But its life goes on now in other forms – in forms of interesting and unexpected graffiti on the streets of a ghost town. Streets and avenues are almost completely overgrown with trees, the city is gradually destroyed.

Graffiti of Pripyat - the ghost town, Chernobyl, Ukraine photo 1

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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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