: U.S. pledges additional USD 10mln for Chornobyl area safety

20:50 Apr. 25, 2016

U.S. pledges additional USD 10mln for Chornobyl area safety

Abandoned houses in the town of Pripyat. A containment structure for the nuclear reactor seen in the background. (UNIAN Photo)

More international support to help complete confinement structure for nuclear reactor

The U.S. has allocated additional USD 10 million to help Ukraine deal with the aftermath of Chornobyl Nuclear Plant 1986 accident. That's according to a statement by U.S. State Department Spokesperson John Kirby.

"The United States marks this anniversary with a pledge of an additional USD 10 million to help ensure the safety of future generations who live in the affected area," the statement reads. 

Read also Canada to support Ukraine in addressing Chornobyl disaster aftermath

The funds will add to the USD 400 million allocated earlier for restoration of ecological safety of the area, first of all for the completion of a new confinement structure for the destroyed nuclear reactor.

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