March 31, 2014 process of Eastern part of New Safe Confinement Arch sliding in the waiting area has been started. Within March 31, 2014 Eastern part of the Arch has been moved on about six meters to the East toward the Shelter object.
Eastern part of New Safe Confinement Arch
This is the first step of the Arch Eastern part sliding, stipulating the movement on 112.5 meters. General methodology of NSC construction stipulates three stages of sliding.
After installation of metal constructions of the Western part of Arch the second stage of sliding will be executed, during this stage Eastern part of the Arch will be moved on 25 meters in the opposite direction and joined to the Western part of the Arch. The third step of entire Arch movement stipulates movement into working position on 330 meters.
Chernobyl NPP Website [http://www.chnpp.gov.ua/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1409:na-chornobilskij-aes-rozpochato-protses-peremishchennya-en&catid=100&Itemid=11&lang=en] 2/04/2014