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Ukraine Faces Chernobyl Nuke Winter Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Apr 9, 2014, 08:20 PM

Apparently, Kiev should not have to worry about the Russian army invading the Ukraine. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has shut down projects to contain nuclear radiation fallout contamination from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which was shut down two decades ago due to a massive radiation leak.

According to Fox News, "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."

Victor Novak, director of nuclear safety of the EBRD is quoted as saying that, “In our financial analysis we are of course making the working assumption that it will not receive any money from Ukraine in the near term.”

As reported by Fox News, "And given Ukraine's economic and political crisis, it's anyone's guess when the project, designed to last at least 100 years, will ever be completed. Called the New Safe Confinement Arch project, it is funded by Ukraine and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. But Ukraine is broke, and donor nations may be leery of investing amid political instability."

A Nuke Winter in the Ukraine could cause hundreds of millions of Europeans to die from radiation-related illnesses.

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