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Rolls-Royce plans to construct 15 mini nuclear reactors in the UK in the forthcoming years.

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  • Date occured Friday, 24 January 2020

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred 28 years ago on April 28, 1986. Construction is now underway on the New Safe Confinement shield, a movable structure that will cover Chernobyl’s Reactor 4 to protect the area from radiation. In the past, engineers had not been able to design a permanent way to contain the site’s radiation levels should the aging shelter collapse. The 32,000-ton arch being built will last for 100 years. The final stage of cleanup will begin once the shield is slid into place.

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  • Date occured Monday, 28 April 2014