It’s been 3 years since the giant, 36,000-ton New Safe Confinement (better known as The Arch) was put over the damaged old sarcophagus that helps contain the radiation from the Chernobyl disaster. A symbolic moment that also summed up my 10 years of work documenting the Chernobyl Zone. However, just as the building of the new sarcophagus didn’t finish the work inside related to eliminating the radioactive threat, I still have a reason to come here.

This time, I was taking advantage of the fact that in July of this year the French contractor transferred the Arch to its owner, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, and so I sought permission to enter and photograph this gigantic structure.

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