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Vinci and Bouygues move Chernobyl containment arch into place

The world's largest land-based moveable object is currently being slid into place by a team from Vinci and Bouygues.

The start of the slide marks a key milestone in the ambitious project to position an arch as a shield to protect against the radioactive waste following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power station accident.

Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement (NSC) is the largest moveable land-based structure ever built. It has a span of 257m, a length of 162m, a height of 108m and a total weight of 36,000t. It is being moved into its resting place over Chernobyl’s reactor 4, which was destroyed in the accident 30 years ago.

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