The New Safe Confinement was a structure built with the purpose of covering the destroyed Reactor 4 and the old sarcophagus structure.
It was the largest and heaviest movable structure ever made and in late 2016 was moved over the reactor from the construction site some distance away. This was done using hydraulic jacks on rails.
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Contamination Zone is a group of people who are united by our love for the Chernobyl Zone. We are a non-profit organisation and every year we raise thousands of euros for good causes in the Chernobyl Zone, such as firefighting equipment, monument restoration, animal welfare and more.
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