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Chernobyl's new $1.5 billion mega tomb.

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The structure is 30 stories high, they built it on segments and then used huge jacks to hoist it in place.

The steel would've needed paint after only 14 years but the engineers have come up with a tight seal between the frame and the outside and made a climate controlled zone which doesn't allow metal to be exposed to moisture which will result in a rust free frame.

 

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On this project pushing the structure using wheels would not work because the wheel bearings would break off, so they used 116 stainless steel 'feet' known as 'skid shoes' that slide on teflon pads.

 

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To be sure that both sides of the pistons push at the exact same phase, lasers guide the engineers in the control room with much data that they have to analyze and process very fast so the structure does not bend and collapse.

 

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The 'cat doors' are lowered in place forming a tight seal made from a durable plastic composite membrane (it takes 6 hours to hoist or lower the huge 200 ton doors) which is done remotely.

 

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Gotta give them credit for caring enough to do something. A lot of people gave their lives trying to prevent a meltdown. Every one of them knew they were going to die. Every one of them is a hero in my mind.
 

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Amazing...

I wonder if it was worth it? Screwing up and having to 'fix' it... instead of doing things right the first time...?


Nice of them to photo document the process.

Do they say what keeps it contained? Lead lined roof??


Also interesting is the tech advances they employed to move it.
 
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How many "Dead" nuke plants are there? How many more plants will die?
 

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How many "Dead" nuke plants are there? How many more plants will die?
The old ones get decommissioned but even those have onsite storage of the radioactive material. I used to live down the road from Ct Yankee before that was torn down. You go by now on the river you can barely tell there was ever anything there. All the radioactive shit is still there though.
The way things are going everywhere now I suspect that the Gov knows that the next Heinrich event is less than 3 decades away. No need to do anything about the debt, endless wars, corruption, nuclear waste ect.. Try and maintain status quo until then and then 99% of the problems are gone. Including themselves.
 

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The way things are going everywhere now I suspect that the Gov knows that the next Heinrich event is less than 3 decades away. No need to do anything about the debt, endless wars, corruption, nuclear waste ect.. Try and maintain status quo until then and then 99% of the problems are gone. Including themselves.
There maybe the problem after all, (leadership)
Any real Leaders are squashed because the deep-state puppets find it easier to sell the cure rather than to actually work on the real thing. There's more profit in the promise than in the cure

Kicking the Can down the road is easier than you realize, until the day of reckoning comes, and as we've witnessed, it's easy to kick that issue down the road also

Greed and Sloth know no bounds in the land of the free and to Exonerate Anyone? Doesn't that come with the birth certificate? Now I have to prove I'm Innocent? Does that come with a court certificate of approval? How much is that going to cost me? What the hell kinda of argument is that anyway???

but I digress...Failed Leadership, and if our Leaders were to remedy any of this, the first place to start would be with a microphone, inside a closed secured room where the Sergeant At Arms is escorting the called-out members of this 'group' towards a special exit point where cuffs would be applied and transportation included to the nearest detention facility where these individuals would No-Bail wait for their trials of Treason

Instead, we're all awaiting the next Falcon Heavy to transport someone/something into outer space
funny how no one mentions all this burnt peroxide and whatever ending up in our atmosphere - probably because a trip to Mars sure sounds like fun when compared to actually discussing how much more of our money 'they' are going to come after, especially to build these Mars Mission episodes...lol...well, at least to advertise for them (people gotta get paid, especially the journalists who write these articles and the artists who draw such pretty pictures that show up on the news feeds on my phone every other day)

my rant over, going to a swap meet now

stay diligent friends
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P.S.
Anyone have a link as to How Much US Taxpayer Monies went into the manufacture of that 'dome'?
 

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1.5 billion ... fuck, it's cheaper than hosting the Olympics
 

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Must mean its been still spewing radiation if they are spending that to put a new cap on it
 

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I'm thinking that whatever they do, it won't be enough. Man certainly has a way of screwing up anything.
Pretty impressive though.
 

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I didn't think that it was THAT much of a problem? We have lived with it 'as is' for 33 years?! They reckon that candles have killed way more people than nukes ever have?!
 

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Must mean its been still spewing radiation if they are spending that to put a new cap on it
No, the problem was that the sarcophagus they originally built isn't going to last.
 

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The old ones get decommissioned but even those have onsite storage of the radioactive material. I used to live down the road from Ct Yankee before that was torn down. You go by now on the river you can barely tell there was ever anything there. All the radioactive shit is still there though.
The way things are going everywhere now I suspect that the Gov knows that the next Heinrich event is less than 3 decades away. No need to do anything about the debt, endless wars, corruption, nuclear waste ect.. Try and maintain status quo until then and then 99% of the problems are gone. Including themselves.
Looks like we might have been neighbors at one time. Owned a home on Lake Pocotopaug from 86 till 91. Really got cold on top of that mountain in East Hampton.

On topic. At least Russia started the whole project unlike what is happening at Fukie in Japan. That site is still dumping radiation equal to a 1 megaton. bomb every day into the environment, and with no ideas yet on how to stop it.
 

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Looks like we might have been neighbors at one time. Owned a home on Lake Pocotopaug from 86 till 91. Really got cold on top of that mountain in East Hampton.

On topic. At least Russia started the whole project unlike what is happening at Fukie in Japan. That site is still dumping radiation equal to a 1 megaton. bomb every day into the environment, and with no ideas yet on how to stop it.
I was living over in Haddam Neck at the time. Close to the plant.
 

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No, the problem was that the sarcophagus they originally built isn't going to last.
Right. OK. Still sounds like a lot of $$$$$$$$$$$$$
 

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It is, but any time you're working around around a contaminated site, costs go up. You don't get, or want, lowest bidder people on a job like this, and that's one enormous hanger they're moving.
 

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It is, but any time you're working around around a contaminated site, costs go up. You don't get, or want, lowest bidder people on a job like this, and that's one enormous hanger they're moving.
No... but by the same token you can write your own ticket if you are willing to do the job. The profit margin would be very tasty on this one IMO.
 

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Sure .. but I'm not going to tell any man frying his testicles there that he's over paid.
 

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