containment building


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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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The news comes following the successful installation of a containment liner plate at Unit 2's Reactor Containment Building (RCB).
Major accomplishments include the completion of the 2,000 tonne containment liner plate for the Reactor Containment Building (RCB) including placement of the upper dome, lifting the pressuriser into place and lifting the roof frame for the Unit 2 main control room.
Following manufacture, the generators were then shipped to Barakah where they were set in place inside the Unit 2 Reactor Containment Building (RCB).
The SGs were shipped to Barakah, where they were set in place inside the Unit 2 Reactor Containment Building (RCB).
Tucker said that the lack of tough penalties was particularly astonishing in light of a Stipulation and Order signed by DTSC with Exide in November 2014 that listed many of the same violations including: storing waste in open containers, failing to minimize the possibility of releases, storing wet plastic chips in trailers that were leaking, failure to transfer waste from leaky containers to sound containers, failure to inspect waste handling areas, and the lack of a leak detection system for the containment building.
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) today announced the completion of the construction of the concrete dome for the Unit One Reactor Containment Building (RCB) in Barakah, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Enec recently announced the successful installation of the Containment Liner Plate (CLP) in the Reactor Containment Building for Barakah Unit 1.
The Emir- ates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has completed the fabrication and installation of the Containment Liner Plate (CLP) in the Reactor Containment Building for Barakah Unit 1, the UAE's first nuclear plant.
But, like much of the world, her views on nuclear power changed suddenly on March ll, 2011 when a hydrogen explosion demolished the containment building surrounding Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Iran has refused to allow IAEA inspectors anywhere near the suspected containment building and has said the Agency has failed to offer Iran a convincing reason to visit Parchin, which Iran says is just a conventional military installation.
The institute said that Pyongyang is 'now close to completion' of the reactor containment building, adding that it could take about one to two years for it to be completely operational.
Commercial satellite photos taken April 30 showed the Stalinist state had restarted work on a containment building for a light water reactor at the Yongbyon site in the north-east, according to 38 North, which is run by the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

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