Chernobyl (HBO Mini Series)

Chernobyl (HBO Mini Series)

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Megaflow

7,486 posts

190 months

Friday 5th March
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llewop said:
Harfi88 said:
Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing are they yours ?
No, a lot of them from after I left, but I worked on the NSC project for 4-5 years.
It creeps me out slightly, that’s the only way I can describe it, seeing the old sarcophagus is now inside a building.

Do you know when they plan to start dismantling the old one?

llewop

3,297 posts

176 months

Friday 5th March
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Megaflow said:
It creeps me out slightly, that’s the only way I can describe it, seeing the old sarcophagus is now inside a building.

Do you know when they plan to start dismantling the old one?
The scale is something else! All through planning and construction there were slideshows that suggested you could fit/fly an airliner under the arch it is that big!

The EBRD coordinated 'Chernobyl Shelter Fund' has apparently now completed/ended, so not just the NSC a whole load of other work on site. The NSC was commissioned in 2019 (so that would have been a formal contract milestone) and from what I can find they have started work with it, but mostly so far scanning the structure and testing things. I suspect a concern would be that the sarcophagus (known locally as the Object Shelter') might actually collapse in some way once you start taking it apart like a jenga stack. The big yellow structure by the west wall is to try and take the weight of the roof to stop it pushing the walls out...

link below to the ChNPP website has pictures and stuff and really is the horses mouth as they run the place.

https://chnpp.gov.ua/en/home

robwilk

672 posts

145 months

Friday 5th March
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Sir Bagalot said:
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Crazy that so much stuff was stolen from site over the years.
The way the instrumentation was stripped from the control room smacked me of using it as spares parts for the other reactor control rooms, some are easy to remove but others simply don't just pull out.
Perhaps when they said stolen they meant by the maintenance team

Crafty_

12,831 posts

165 months

Saturday 6th March
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robwilk said:
The way the instrumentation was stripped from the control room smacked me of using it as spares parts for the other reactor control rooms, some are easy to remove but others simply don't just pull out.
Perhaps when they said stolen they meant by the maintenance team
I'm sure I've seen somewhere that this is correct.

At least one control room can still power up, or could a few years ago https://youtu.be/tkE-fQO6Kuo


p1stonhead

25,040 posts

132 months

Monday 12th April
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hehe