Via JV is a plan to cover Chernobyl in steel to provide long-term containment.

The authorities in Ukraine have approved a giant steel cover for the radioactive site of the world's worst nuclear disaster - Chernobyl.

Ukraine has hired a French firm to build the structure to replace the crumbling concrete casing put over the reactor after the 1986 accident.

The casing project is expected to cost $1.4bn (£700m).

It will take five years to complete and the authorities say they will then be able to start dismantling the reactor.

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Maybe dealing with Chernobyl will help exorcise the demons that have hindered nuclear power in the US for so long.

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