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 U.S. pledges additional $10 million to help ensure safety of future generations in Chornobyl area, - Department of State

The pledged aid will help ensure the safety of future generations who live in the affected area.

This was announced in a statement by State Department Spokesperson John Kirby on the 30th Anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster, Censor.NET informs citing the U.S. Embassy press office.

"The United States marks this anniversary with a pledge of an additional $10 million dollars to help ensure the safety of future generations who live in the affected area. This pledge comes on top of the more than $400 million the U.S. has already committed to the international effort to help Ukraine restore the site of the accident to an environmentally safe and secure condition," the message reads.

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Kirbi also emphasized the progress that has been made to complete a new confinement structure for the destroyed reactor, which should soon be moved into place. The structure is designed to protect the surrounding environment for the next 100 years and allow for the safe clean-up of Chornobyl, the spokesperson said. Kirbi stressed that the U.S. looked forward to continuing work with the Ukrainian Government and international partners to improve the lives of Ukrainians there and across Ukraine.

"On this 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster, our thoughts remain with the victims, from the emergency workers who gave their lives to prevent an even greater disaster, to those living in the area affected by the fallout," Kirby said.

 
 
 
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