The Power Plant

21. The New Sarcophagus

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The new sarcophagus is constructed in steel and is built a few meters from the failed reactor. It stands on rails, and once completed it will be moved to cover the old reactor including the old sarcophagus. The purpose is of course to keep the radiation on the inside. The construction of the sarcophagus is not a local Ukrainian endeavour, but it is funded as well as run on international basis. According to the original plan, the sarcophagus would have been put in place in 2015, but now 2017 seems more likely.