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containment building

[kən′tān·mənt ‚bil·diŋ]
(nucleonics)
A steel-reinforced concrete dome built over a nuclear reactor to trap radioactive vapors that might otherwise be released into the enviroment during a nuclear accident.
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In April, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement oversaw a demonstration of Shell's undersea containment dome.
The company did not have the required ability to contain spills after the testing failure of a containment dome designed to cap a runaway well and collect oil in case of an accident.
However, this year's planned drilling of three wells in the Chukchi Sea and two in the Beaufort Sea was first reduced to one well and then postponed until next year after a containment dome -- an emergency device for stopping a blowout -- was damaged.
During a final test, the containment dome aboard the Arctic Challenger barge was damaged.
Bits of the containment dome from the Windscale AGR?
Ohio's Davis-Besse is having its containment dome sliced for the fourth time.
Lowering a containment dome over the broken riser--a tube connecting the well, BOP, and drilling unit--onto the sea floor was the first attempt to channel the escaping oil and gas to a surface ship.
May 7 -An attempt to place a containment dome over the spewing well fails.
I'm sure BP's mothers warned them to test blowout preventers at full pressure and to keep a containment dome on site, just in case.
MAY 7 - An 80ft steel containment dome was lowered over the leak.
containment dome, or cap, onto the riser in an attempt to capture the leaking

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