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.


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

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