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Chernobyl cap could be casualty of Ukraine crisis
Fox ^ | April 9, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte

Posted on 04/10/2014 12:45:30 AM PDT by wetphoenix

Ukraine's political and economic meltdown could spell doom - or at least delay - for a containment dome being built over Chernobyl.

Construction of the coated steel, climate-controlled sarcophagus was begun in 2010 to cover the site of the infamous 1986 meltdown, scene of the worst nuclear accident in history. But finishing the $2.1 billion project requires money and, likely, stability from the Ukraine government and international backers. Planned in sections comprised of two 300-foot-high arches that will span the site and then be walled on the sides, the project will never be completed by the original goal of 2015, officials acknowledge.

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1 posted on 04/10/2014 12:45:31 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: wetphoenix
Another great historic example of Russia interference in Ukraine.
2 posted on 04/10/2014 12:57:12 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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The Ukrainian people have so much to thank the Russians for. Chernobyl, the Holodomor, etc...


3 posted on 04/10/2014 4:35:37 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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I know. And talking to pro-Putin types I get the impression they think the Ukrainians should be grateful to Russia and not strive to be their own independent and free country, free of Putin's puppet president and Putin's interference.
4 posted on 04/10/2014 4:43:02 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: wetphoenix
Putin will decide where he stands with regard to the sarcophagus based on which way the (political) winds shift. Just like his little, brown protege.
5 posted on 04/10/2014 4:50:32 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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Not to worry, the US Taxpayer will end up paying for it.


6 posted on 04/10/2014 4:52:52 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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