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Workers Raise First Section of New Chernobyl Shelter 149

Posted by Soulskill
from the giant-portable-stadium-roofs dept.
An anonymous reader writes with this AP report: "Workers have raised the first section of a colossal arch-shaped structure that eventually will cover the exploded nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl power station. Project officials on Tuesday hailed the raising as a significant step in a complex effort to clean up the consequences of the 1986 explosion, the world's worst nuclear accident. Upon completion, the shelter will be moved on tracks over the building containing the destroyed reactor, allowing work to begin on dismantling the reactor and disposing of radioactive waste.'"
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Workers Raise First Section of New Chernobyl Shelter

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  • by MachineShedFred (621896) on Wednesday November 28, 2012 @11:43AM (#42117511) Journal

    That's an incredible list of assumptions that you're making.

    1. In no way does anything in my post suggest anything about age. You, however, seem to think that disagreeing with your views means that someone was born after 1986.

    2. In no way does my post suggest that the Chernobyl disaster wasn't a massive disaster, with lasting consequences that will far outstrip both of our lifetimes. You, however, assume that I'm in some kind of denial, where there is no actual reason to think so.

    3. As a matter of fact, I remember when Chernobyl actually happened, and I actually know why it happened. It was a terribly designed reactor with an incredibly dangerous positive void coefficient, built and operated in a culture that didn't give a damn about safety or human life, and had operators doing things they should have never been doing in the first place.

    Thanks for playing.

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