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Manitowoc descends into radioactive inferno

Twenty years after the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, a Manitowoc Co. crane is helping to reinforce a collapsing wall and roof of Nuclear Reactor No. 4 - the origin of the catastrophe.

Since the work is going on in a dangerous, radiation-soaked area, Ukrainian construction crews are operating the Potain MD 3200 crane by remote control from an anti-radiation shelter. That shelter is about 100 yards from the destroyed nuclear reactor.

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