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March 1, 2011 10:08 am

New Leaks Feared at Destroyed Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor

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The Independent – Fears that the destroyed nuclear reactor at Chernobyl could collapse and again leak deadly radiation have prompted European agencies to seek hundreds of millions of pounds to fund the construction of a vast steel building to encase the site.

As the 25th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in history approaches, there is a funding shortfall of €740m (£631m) for projects to build a “shelter” over the destroyed reactor and to safely store nuclear fuel from the other nuclear reactors at the site.

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