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Ukraine vows to build better shelter over Chernobyl reactor
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president vowed Thursday that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor as Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians marked the 26th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster.
President Viktor Yanukovych was to take part in a ceremony inaugurating the initial assembly of a gigantic steel-arch to cover the remnants of the exploded reactor. The arch — weighing 20,000 tons and big enough to house New York's Statue of Liberty — is due to be completed in 2015, when the delicate and dangerous job of dismantling the reactor and cleaning vast amounts of radioactive waste can begin.
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