Featherstone, Steve
July 2012
Popular Science;Jul2012, Vol. 281 Issue 1, p58
The article discusses the state of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which experienced a meltdown in 1986, as of 2012. The author describes the Chernobyl incident as part of a growing trend of nuclear accidents which includes the 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan. The safety issues involved in the process of cleaning up the site of the Chernobyl incident using The Shelter, a steel-and-concrete structure that encloses the site, are described.


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