Why were all of the caskets of the deceased reactor employees lined with lead and covered with thick concrete?

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The caskets with the bodies of the three deceased employees were covered with lead and a thick layer of concrete in order to reduce the radiation background in the burial area due to an extremely long half-life of the isotope uranium-235.

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