EU Commits €70Mn To Make Chernobyl Exclusion Zone ‘Safe Again’ – 28 April 2015

RT logoOn top of the unprecedented financial support the EU has already provided to Ukraine, the institution has sworn to contribute an extra €70mn towards protective structures aimed at making the site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident “safe again.”

“We have pledged another €70 million to ensure a complete return to a safe environment at the site of the devastating accident at Chernobyl,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced at the EU-Ukraine Summit. “The EU is helping to make Chernobyl safe again,” he said a day following the 29th anniversary of the deadly nuclear meltdown of 1986.

The newly-announced financial aid put forward by the European Commission is to build a sarcophagus around the damaged nuclear power plant, and comes in addition to hundreds of millions already spent by the EU on environmental safety projects in Ukraine.

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