The Face of Chernobyl has Changed Forever!

Do you remember hearing about the worst nuclear reactor accident ever? It happened in the Soviet Union years ago, and people today are still feeling the effects of that terrible day.

The Russian government has spent years trying to clean up the site at Chernobyl so the radiation will not make things worse for those living in and around the Ukraine.

And from what I remember about the original attempt to stop the radiation, it didn’t work great. They tried to cover the plant with cement… but the original resulting “sarcophagus” was badly in need of replacement or covering over, so I am glad this new one has finally been achieved!

Take a look below. This is what Chernobyl looks like 30 years after it happened. It’s unrecognizable!

From CBS News:

Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant’s exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed “a nuclear wound.”

The half cylinder-shaped shelter was locked in place over the plant’s reactor No. 4 after being moved in on hydraulic jacks for two weeks. It marks a significant step toward containing the consequences of the world’s worst nuclear accident, which occurred 30 years ago in what is now Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko described the new shelter as “the biggest moving construction that humanity has ever created.”

Workers will now begin dismantling unstable parts of the original cover, the so-called sarcophagus, which was built over the reactor shortly after the disaster to contain radiation.

The new shelter is 275 meters (843 feet) wide and 108 meters (354 feet) tall and cost about 1.5 billion euros, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. More than 40 governments have contributed to funding its construction, which involved 10,000 workers.

Watch the development here:

I watched the story about the disaster, and one of the most important parts many seem to forget is the brave actions of Russian firefighters, plant operators, and military people that fought the blaze and pollution to save others, some knowing they were certain to die because of it. God rest their souls.

Do you know anything about Chernobyl? What do you think about the new covering? Do you think it’s enough?

Wayne Dupree

Wayne is a freelance writer who was named the 2015 American Conservative Union Blogger of the Year and awarded the 2014 Podcast Of the Year; Best in Show. He has over 160K followers on Twitter (@WayneDupreeShow) and over 300K followers on Facebook (@WayneDupreeShow). In 2016, he was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans by Newsmax.

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