Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chernobyl's new sarcophagus fails to raise enough funds

The Chernobyl sarcophagus is not a permanent solution: there is no such thing, but just a temporary patch for a problem that we should consider eternal (or the human equivalent to it). For that reason, and only to be reasonably sure that the destroyed nuclear plant does not resurface as a major problem in the next century (no guarantees for later on) we need to build a new sarcophagus (left) around the already existing one

This is a major engineering challenge and needs huge funding: €740 million ($1 billion). An international conference just held to raise this amount fell short by 25%. 

Source: BBC.

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