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CHORNOBYL ZONE, Ukraine — American Yasuo Onishi poses for a photo against the giant white steel arch of the New Safe Confinement, smiling proudly.

Onishi has a good reason to be proud. Back in the early 2000s, the nuclear waste management consultant helped design the confinement that in November finally covered the Chornobyl nuclear power plant’s entombed fourth reactor. After the explosion and fire in 1986, the ruined reactor had been hastily covered with a steel and concrete shelter, which is crumbling and unstable.

“It’s so wonderful to see (the new confinement) finally being made,” Onishi told the Kyiv Post on May 17.

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