The completion of the new arch for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and its backfilling above the Shelter is scheduled for November 29. This was reported by the press service of the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management in Facebook.
"The construction of the new safe confinement (arch) at Chernobyl Power Plant is the final stage of the second phase of the Shelter transformation into an ecologically safe system. It is planned that the completion of the arch's backfilling will be held on November 29, 2016 with the participation of investors of Chernobyl Shelter Fund, " the statement says.
The new safe confinement is a mobile construction, which is equipped with unique technologies and systems. The height of the arch is 110 m, the length is 150 m, the width is 260 m and the weight is over 31 thousand tons. The arch was constructed by Ukrainian specialists.
The arch is erected 250 meters away from the sarcophagus, and this path will be "passed" during the backfilling of the arch.
"The completion of the arch’s backfilling on Shelter at the Chornobyl NPP will demonstrate successful implementation of a large-scale project in the field of radiation security, which brought together 28 countries, and the beginning of the transformation of the object into an environmentally safe system," the Head of the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management Vitaliy Petruk said.
The project provides that a new construction will be exploited during 100 years.
Earlier it was reported that the backfilling of protective arch over Chornobyl NPP’s fourth unit will be complete on November 29-30.