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Wired: 24 years ago on this day, the Chernobyl nuclear plant suffers a cataclysmic meltdown.

Engineers finally poured 20,000 tons of concrete and lead onto the reactor to contain the radiation in December 1986. The resulting concrete sarcophagus exists to this day, but questions of its stability and lifespan remain.

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