On December 14, 1986 over the destroyed fourth power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear NPP building of object "Shelter" was complete.
On Monday, December 14, 23 years are executed from the moment of object commissioning "Shelter" - a sarcophagus which protects from the world radioactive waste on the emergency reactor.
Participants of those tragic events managed to make the impossible - rapidly to close the destroyed fourth block a concrete cocoon and to stop the subsequent spread of radioactive infection. Daily on construction of a sarcophagus worked to 11 thousand workers, engineers, the military personnel. In days about six thousand cubic meter of concrete were filled in.
Betonno - a metal design of object "Shelter" - the most unique inzhenerno - a technical construction of 160х200х70 meters. In development of the project of object took part more than 30 scientifically - research institutes.
Completion of building of object "Shelter" became the most important and critical stage in fight for life of millions people on a planet. This day - in Ukraine is defined on December 14 in the Afternoon of celebration of participants of elimination of consequences of the Chernobyl accident.
Through nuclear poison, risking the life and health, passed hundreds thousands liquidators. The Nikolaev area sent there many experts: nuclear physicists, firefighters, builders. More than 140 employees of fire protection of the Nikolaev area possess a significant role in completion of construction of a protective construction. The whole generation already grew since then when in April, 1986 near Chernobyl there was the accident which has turned idea of people about peace atom.
Thousands of people created a sarcophagus which had to protect from pervasive radiation. But they still long time remained under its killing influences. The smallest that we can are to express them sincere gratitude.