Chernobyl to be put to rest for good

Mikey 4 comments
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Chernobyl to be put to rest for good

Ukraine authorities have approved a giant steel cover for the Chernobyl nuclear site, which is still radioactive more than 20 years since the disaster and the atrocities it spawned.

The 1.4 billion dollar construction, which will take 5 years to complete, has been outsourced to a French firm.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said:

"Today is probably the first time that we can openly look into the eyes of the national and international community and say that a solution to the problem that has long been called the Chernobyl problem was formally found,"

If you want to refresh you memory on the Chernobyl incident, this excellent Australian 60 minutes report, presented by the recently deceased Richard Carlton, is worth watching.

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Tuesday 18th September 2007 | 02:35 PM

I do believe you may be the first person in history to put the words "excellent" and "60 minutes" in the same sentence...

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Tuesday 18th September 2007 | 02:44 PM

Haha you may be right. But its one of the better presented stories I have seen on the subject.

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Tuesday 18th September 2007 | 05:47 PM

i guess nevert oo late to finally do something!!!!

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Andre J.

Thursday 20th September 2007 | 10:20 PM

From an environment/health perspective this comes way too late, but from a historic perspective its a little saddening.

I visited the site in 2000 and it just blew me away. The silence, the awe, just imagining the chaos of the day. We were only allowed 15 minutes before our guide ordered us all to leave.

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