Drone footage from Chernobyl

By EBRD  Press Office
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New footage from a drone flying over the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant shows the latest advances in securing the site of the 1986 accident.

The video focusses on the giant arch that will shelter the damaged reactor 4 upon completion in late 2017.

The New Safe Confinement is the largest structure ever assembled in the vicinity of a heavily contaminated site and is 110 metres high, 165 metres long and 260 metres wide.

It is being constructed by the international consortium Novarka, led by the French companies Vinci Construction and Bouygues Travaux Publics. Novarka also commissioned the drone video.

Financing of the New Safe Confinement is provided by the international community and the Government of Ukraine through the Chernobyl Shelter Fund.

To date, the fund has received some €1.5 billion from 45 donor countries and organisations. The EBRD is the fund manager and the largest donor with contributions of approximately €500 million of its own funds.

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