Chernobyl plant worker Sergei Koshelev crosses the high-radiation zone beside Chernobyl's ground zero. The concrete and lead Sarcophagus encloses the ruins of the reactor hall where the meltdown occurred. The Sarcophagus leaks and is structurally unstable. Construction workers preparing foundations for a replacement "New Safe Confinement" can hit their maximum daily dose in two to three hours.
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