A new shelter is being built to protect Chernobyl in Ukraine. The construction costs over £1bn ($1.46bn/1.38bn euros) and is intended to stop radioactive material leaking, and to allow the old reactor to be dismantled safely.
A catastrophic explosion in April 1986 caused 31 deaths, and the radioactive material released spread across Europe.
The BBC’s Science Editor David Shukman went to see the shield being built.
- 1.The Animals of Chernobyl | The New York Times
- 2.Chernobyl: What happened 30 years ago? BBC News
- 3.Chernobyl’s new ‘shield’ – BBC News
- 4.Chernobyl: Drone Footage Reveals an Abandoned City
- 5.Girl Tells the World That Down Syndrome Is ‘Not Scary’
- 6.30 Years After Chernobyl, Nature Is Thriving | National Geographic
- 7.The Animals of Chernobyl | The New York Times
- 8.Chernobyl: inside the exclusion zone
- 9.Wildlife Of Chernobyl
- 10.Chernobyl: Nature takes back what humans left behind | DW English
- 11.Chernobyl – Life In The Dead Zone [Full Documentary]
- 12.Chernobyl exclusion zone wildlife: Przewalski’s horses, june 2013
- 13.Wildlife flourishing in Chernobyl fallout zone thanks to lack of humans, say scientists
- 14.Chernobyl’s Radioactive Wildlife Full Documentary
- 15.The Dogs of Chernobyl – Abandoned In The Zone
- 16.Mutant Chernobyl Wolves are Spreading Across Europe
- 17.Chernobyl Wolf Pack
- 18.Wolves of Chernobyl Radio Active Animal Mutations Full Documentary