Animation of the future construction of the arch that will encase Chernobyl.

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+19 1. kashinthebin commented 13 years ago

if you have 10 spare min than watch this video
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+42 2. KentBlake commented 13 years ago

I can't help thinking that it would be much cheaper and cost-effective to build all nuclear power stations inside concrete bunkers in the first place. Then if and when they blow, just close the door and move on. Problem solved!
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+8 3. cretia commented 13 years ago

we will just move this huge thing 300 meters
now i would like to see that!
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+10 4. antrax13 commented 13 years ago

#3 its on rail so no problem
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+10 5. Vaithan commented 13 years ago

Not bad E.A, looking better than Sim City 4 already. O:)
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+10 6. ValdeLevis commented 13 years ago

#2 That is one of the major problems in a nutshell, or with no shell actually. The Chernobyl power plant was built on the cheap, it had no containment vessel for the reactor core. There were other design flaws as well that contributed to the disaster. The arch should serve as a reminder of what doesn't work.
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+4 7. Fergus_Thedog commented 13 years ago

Ok, now what the hell are they going to do about Fukushima?
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+9 8. mescaline commented 13 years ago

Can't help but think that it's a bit late for that. :s
And there will be no leak coming from the uncovered building side?
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+7 9. TarasFromLviv commented 13 years ago

#4 I don't think #3 saw it as a problem, it's just a rather impressive thing to see.
As a Ukrainian citizen (for now), I think it's a real pity that Chornobyl (the correct pronunciation) is our "brand", 8 out of 10 people ask me if I was born anywhere in its neighborhood, 5 do it in a really stupid, non-tolerant way.
Anyway, I am happy to see that this problem is being solved.
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+4 10. Herrminator commented 13 years ago

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+14 11. modder8her commented 13 years ago

"Erection Area" Giggety Giggety
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+5 12. PaterSin commented 13 years ago

where are the armed guards stationed that have to hold off all the radioactive mutated animals? ;)
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+3 13. Carxav commented 13 years ago

I'm no nuclear energy/waste expert at all, but i have a few douts

1. locking up the reactor wont help much since all the area is contaminated. ground, buildings etc...

2. concrete doesn't stop radiation, lead does.

3. concrete also decays because of radiation, so is this an expensive band aid for the half life of radioactive materials that will last hundreds of years?
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-2 14. tim420 commented 13 years ago

"erection area" >:)
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+4 15. Petra commented 13 years ago

Concrete won't stop gamma radiation unless there's lots of it. Won't the slabs they're using to protect the workers crack underneath the arches if there's nothing strong underneath them? Concrete doesn't perform well in tension...
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+5 16. KentBlake commented 13 years ago

#15. "Concrete doesn't perform well in tension..." Correct, and that's why steel is added to it, and steel performs extremely well in tension, while concrete performs very well in compression. Result? Reinforced concrete. Very, very strong.

Oh, and as far as stopping gamma radiation: "...gamma rays that require 1 cm (0.4 inches) of lead to reduce their intensity by 50% will also have their intensity reduced in half by 6 cm (2½ inches) of concrete or 9 cm (3½ inches) of packed dirt."

So I think concrete is a pretty good material to use.
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-1 17. Nightcamo commented 13 years ago

What a lovely video. This shows how safe nuclear energy is, people!!!
Without nuclear energy they couldn't even build such a beautiful structure. Isn't it worth it? :(|)
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+2 18. Esthreel commented 13 years ago

Novarka began construction in September 2010, projected completion in 2013.
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0 19. cameramaster commented 11 years ago

That must have taken one HELL of a lot of planning....and good luck to anybody working there, I think your going to be needing all the luck you can get.