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Vince Novak, the director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's Nuclear Safety Department sits in a bus outside the EBRD-funded New Safe Confinement. The NSC is the largest man-made moving object on land ever built and is designed to last for a hundred years. The NSC is 108 meters tall, 162 meters long, and 257 meters across its base. CREDIT: John Wendle The nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine in 1986 forced out thousands of residents from the region. Slowly, the abandoned countryside, city of Pripyat and villages have been repopulated with wild animals, including endangered species.