what is the purpose of the Novarka project? when will the new sarcophagus be completed? what happens afterwards? and why did they remove the chimney and built a new one?
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With the thirtieth anniversary of the Chernobyl accident approaching in April 2016, we’re looking at the EBRD’s continuing work to help secure the site and manage the power plant’s legacy. One major safety project is the new Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility, the largest of its kind in the world, which will process nuclear fuel from Reactors 1, 2 and 3 – those that continued to function after the meltdown of Reactor 4, and which were finally closed in 1999. More than 21,000 spent fuel assemblies will be stored in concrete modules safely and securely for a minimum period of a hundred years. The project, managed by the EBRD, will cost in excess of €300 million and is financed by the international community and the EBRD.
Ceremony marks key milestone in international project to transform site of 1986 accident
A ceremony in Chernobyl today marked the successful conclusion of the sliding operation, a key milestone before the fi nalisation of the international programme to transform Chernobyl into an environmentally safe and secure state by November 2017.
Thirty years after the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, the radioactive remains of the power plant’s destroyed reactor 4 have been safely enclosed following one of the world’s most ambitious engineering projects.
Chernobyl’s giant New Safe Confi nement (NSC) was moved over a distance of 327 metres from its assembly point to its fi nal resting place, completely enclosing a previous makeshift shelter that was hastily assembled immediately after the 1986 accident.
The structure was built by Novarka, a consortium of the French construction firms VINCI Construction and Bouygues Construction. Works started in 2010.
While the detritus of the early years of our atomic age may pose a major challenge, there's a far more urgent issue facing the authorities in Ukraine - repairing the dome covering Chernobyl's nuclear reactor.
GET OUT OF TOKYO: Foreign Office tells all Britons to leave toxic radiation zone as Japanese 'lose control' of stricken reactor
*17,000 British nationals could be evacuated as last ditch efforts are made to stop nuclear catastrophe
*Rich scramble to book private jets out the country as fleeing passengers pack Tokyo airport
*French say Japanese have 'visibly lost essential control' as they urge their citizens to get out
Plans are being drawn up to evacuate every British national in Japan amid mounting fears of a nuclear catastrophe. Thousands of Britons were last night warned to leave Tokyo and all other areas under threat of radiation poisoning.
The advice -- echoed by other countries around the world -- followed a meeting of the Cabinet's emergency Cobra committee to discuss the meltdown-threatened Fukushima nuclear plant.
It heightened suspicions that the crisis at the plant -- already ranked the second-worst nuclear disaster after Chernobyl -- is worse than the Japanese authorities have publicly let on. Yesterday 'last-ditch' efforts were continuing at Fukushima to prevent a catastrophe.
Last night an official at Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said that radiation levels at the plant had fallen steadily over the past 12 hours.
However, ministers were due to hold further talks last night on whether an immediate evacuation from Japan should be considered.
About 17,000 British nationals are thought to be in the country, mostly in Tokyo. Last night's Foreign Office warning stopped short of ordering them to leave the country -- a diplomatic gesture which will be welcomed by the Japanese government.
But officials conceded that in reality most Britons will have few options but to leave Japan if they want to heed the advice.
Thousands of Japanese citizens are already fleeing Tokyo for the south.
Officials yesterday insisted there was no significant risk to human health in Tokyo, which is less than 140 miles south of Fukushima. But Europe's energy chief Guenther Oettinger warned the huge plant was 'effectively out of control' -- sparking fears of a meltdown, which could send a radioactive cloud into the atmosphere.
He warned of 'further catastrophic events, which could pose a threat to the lives of people on the island'. Mr Oettinger predicted the dire situation could take a further turn for the worse 'within hours'.
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NOVARKA, joint venture (50/50) entre VINCI Construction Grands Projets (leader) et Bouygues Travaux Publics, filiale de Bouygues Construction, réalise actuellement une enceinte de confinement au-dessus du réacteur (unité 4) de la centrale de Tchernobyl qui a explosé le 26 avril 1986.
NOVARKA, a 50/50 joint venture formed by VINCI Construction Grands Projets (leader) and Bouygues Travaux Publics, is currently building a new safe confinement over the Unit 4 reactor at Chernobyl, which exploded on 26 April 1986.
TC 0 à 0’15 : les travaux ont débuté par le nettoyage et le défrichage de la zone de montage. Deux larges tranchées ont été creusées de chaque côté du réacteur pour accueillir les longrines qui servent de fondations à l’arche. La zone de montage est remblayée, sur une hauteur moyenne d’un mètre avec des matériaux sains, et recouverte de dalles en béton. (Début 2010 à avril 2012)
TC 0’15 à 0’30 : les premiers segments de la structure de l’arche ont été pré-assemblés au sol dans la zone de montage. La construction de l’arche a débuté par la partie supérieure. Les segments ont été reliés entre eux par des contreventements avant que le bardage ne soit installé sur la partie centrale. Les seconds éléments de l’arche ont alors été connectés à cette partie centrale par un système de charnières. (Avril 2012 à novembre 2012)
TC 0’35 à 0’37 : première opération de levage. (Novembre 2012)
TC 0’37 à 0’47 : deuxième opération de levage (Juin 2013)
TC 0’47 à 0’58 : le mur tympan Est a été placé puis le troisième levage a eu lieu. (Septembre 2013)
TC 0’58 à 1’01 : la première moitié d’arche, maintenant achevée, est poussée vers sa position d’attente. (Avril 2014)
TC 1’01 à 1’21 : la seconde moitié de l’arche est assemblée puis levée en trois opérations comme la première moitié. (Avril-octobre 2014)
TC 1’21 à 1’28 : les deux moitiés d’arche sont connectées. (Octobre 2015)
TC 1’28 à 1’36 : les ponts roulants et équipements de l’arche sont installés pendant que les travaux de ventilation et de systèmes se poursuivent dans l’arche. (Novembre 2015)
TC 1’36 à 1’43 : l’arche est poussée au-dessus du sarcophage et du réacteur accidenté, elle les coiffe de façon hermétique. (Estimation novembre 2016)
TC 1’43 à 2’10 : vues de l’arche à son emplacement final.
TC 0 to 0’15: Work began by cleaning and clearing the assembly area. Two wide trenches were dug on either side of the reactor to house the longitudinal beams used for the arch foundations. The assembly area was backfilled to an average depth of one metre using clean material and covered with concrete slabs. (Early 2010 to April 2012)
TC 0’15 to 0’30: The first arch structure segments were pre-assembled on the ground in the assembly area. The construction of the arch began with the upper section. The segments were interconnected with bracing before the cladding was fitted on the central section. The secondary arch elements were then connected to the central section using a hinge system. (April 2012 to November 2012)
TC 0’35 to 0’37: First lifting operation. (November 2012)
TC 0’37 to 0’47: Second lifting operation (June 2013)
TC 0’47 to 0’58: The east side wall was installed then the third lifting operation was completed. (September 2013)
TC 0’58 to 1’01: The now completed first half of the arch was pushed to its waiting position. (April 2014)
TC 1’01 to 1’21: The second half of the arch was assembled in the same three operations as the first half. (April-October 2014)
TC 1’21 to 1’28: The two halves of the arch were interconnected. (October 2015)
TC 1’28 to 1’36: The overhead bridge cranes and arch equipment were installed while installation work on the ventilation and systems continued inside the arch. (November 2015)
TC 1’36 to 1’43: The arch is pushed over the object shelter and the damaged reactor will then then be completely isolated from the outside world. (Estimate: November 2016)
TC 1’43 to 2’10: Images of the arch in its final position.
A giant anti-radiation shield started to be moved over Chernobyl nuclear power plant's melted reactor, at the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident more than 30 years ago. The cover is more than 350 feet tall and more than 530 feet long. Photo: Getty Images
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During the long years of background radiation. Nature and all living near the Chernobyl NPP under the influence of radiation mutates. Sometimes mutations both acquire mutations terrible shape. This is the first video proof mutating animals living in a large area. Which, after the Chernobyl NPP accident left people.
Perhaps it moose. Сhanged beyond recognition under the influence of radiation.
The Mutants near nuclear reactors 4 in Chernobyl. Ukraine, Chernobyl 17/09/2005
It has been 30 years since the Chernobyl disaster - the worst nuclear catastrophe in human history.
Back in 1986, Yuriy Andreyev worked at the Chernobyl nuclear plant and was one of the engineers who helped contain the fallout of the accident.
In 2012 he gave his account of the events to BBC Ukrainian, which have been animated to tell the full story.
Animation by Luis Ruibal. Music by Alejandro Lovera. Producers Anastasiya Gribanova and Oleg Karpyak.
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