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    Posted: 27 July 2013 at 6:21pm
http://www.chnpp.gov.ua/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=230&Itemid=101&lang=en

It's the live webcam of the NSC construction site at the Chernobyl NPP. As I'm sure most of you know, the old Soviet-built "sarcophagus" was never meant to be a permanent containment unit for the ruined reactor. In fact, it wasn't even welded together. The steel blocks were simply stacked in place with gravity being the only thing keeping them upright.

The New Safe Confinement program was supposed to come online about 5 years ago, but delays and trouble finding funding (especially with the Eurozone crisis) meant it got put off for some time. But now they're moving ahead! The new shelter will encompass the whole plant allowing them to use robots and whatnot to remotely deconstruct everything, including the #4 reactor, so that it can be decontaminated and safely stored without worry of collapse and further exposure.

Pretty cool!
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Awesome! One of my bucket lists dreams is to tour Chernobyl, but I'm sure we've had that convo a million times on here. I love everything Chernobyl related.

Speaking of which-you convinced me to pick up Metro:Last Light a few months ago and I just got around to installing it and playing it. Much improvement over 2033 in my opinion.
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