Part of the walls and roof of the 4th unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant destroyed

Partial destruction of the walls and roof of the light occurred on Tuesday in the engine room of the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the area of destruction was about 600 square meters, the press service of the Chernobyl NPP.

"This design is not responsible building design" Shelter. "Violation of limits and conditions of safe operation of the" Shelter "no. Changes at the site of the radiation situation in Chernobyl exclusion zone either. Injured," — said in a statement.

The Chernobyl accident occurred on April 26, 1986. Fourth power station exploded. The total area of radioactive contamination in Ukraine in the crash was 50 square kilometers in 12 areas. In addition, the contamination affected 19 Russian regions with an area of almost 60,000 square kilometers and a population of 2.6 million, and 46.5 thousand square kilometers in Belarus (23% of total area).

After the emergency unit of the state of emergency station was built sarcophagus, which in recent years has gradually destroyed. Ukrainian authorities want to turn Chernobyl into a safe system with the help of the "Shelter" (confinement), which will be a building in the form of an arch 105 meters high, 150 meters long and 260 meters wide.

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