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Chernobyl New Safe Confinement


Inside Chernobyl’s new €1.5bn structure for exploded nuclear reactor


Unique engineering feat concluded as Chernobyl arch has reached resting place


Chernobyl New Sarcophagus


Unique engineering feat concluded as Chernobyl arch reaches resting place


Chernobyl nuclear site enclosed by dome to prevent leaks

The New Safe Confinement is a structure built to contain the remains of the No. 4 reactor unit at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, Ukraine, destroyed during the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. The structure also encloses the temporary "sarcophagus" built around the reactor immediately after the disaster. It will prevent the release of contaminants from the existing shelter and protect it from any external influence.
  • Legacy structure 

  • International design competition 

  • New Safe Confinement Structural design 

  • Demolition of existing structures 

  • Waste storage 

  • Worker safety and radioactive exposure 

  • Project timeline and status 

  • Responsible organizations