Reactor 5 and 6 were to be the next generation of RBMK reactors, and when opened would have made Chernobyl the largest atomic power station in the world.
After the accident construction was paused, and the buildings were covered in metal sheets to try and stop the radiation contaminating the buildings. Construction soon began once again and continued until just short of the first anniversary of the disaster when the project was permanently abandoned.
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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.