French companies evacuated staff from Chernobyl

French construction company Vinci and Bouygues evacuated its staff from Chernobyl after it became aware of the incident in the engine room of Chernobyl, explaining precautions, reports AFP.

According to the agency, were evacuated about 80 employees of companies that are working on the construction of the outer contour of a new sarcophagus over the emergency unit station.

On Tuesday, in the engine room of the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was a partial destruction of the walls and light roof, the area of the collapse was about 600 square meters. The press service of the CNPP said chtoizmeneny radiation environment at the site of Chernobyl exclusion zone and no, no one was hurt.

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 godypostepenno 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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