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Solar power plant to open at site of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

€1m energy facility constructed metres from damaged reactor that spewed radioactive cloud across Europe.


A solar energy plant will begin operating within weeks at the site of the Chernobyl disaster.

The €1m (£889,000) facility, capable of powering a small town, has been built in Ukraine at ground zero of the worst nuclear accident in history.

The one-megawatt plant, fitted with 3,800 photovoltaic panels across an area the size of two football pitches, sits just 100 metres from the gargantuan steel “sarcophagus” that was placed over Chernobyl’s damaged reactor two years ago to lock in remaining fallout.

Read more at The Independent.


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