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Giant Protective Arch Slides Over Chernobyl Site

In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world's largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the Soviet nuclear plant sent clouds of smoldering nuclear material across large swaths of Europe, forced over 50,000 people to evacuate and poisoned unknown numbers of workers involved in its...

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