Decommissioning

Chernobyl / Target For Dismantling Sarcophagus Is 2023

By David Dalton
7 August 2019

Target For Dismantling Sarcophagus Is 2023
The sarcophagus pictured in 2013, before it was covered by the New Safe Confinement. Photo courtesy EBRD.
The construction and engineering company preparing for the dismantling of the Chernobyl sarcophagus has said work to remove the structure is scheduled to be completed before the end of 2023.

Ukraine-based Ukrbudmontazh said the schedule is designed to allow for the potential instability of some structure that form part of the sarcophagus, which was hastily constructed over the destroyed number four reactor in the weeks after the 1986 accident.

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