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 simplicity is achieved by having no requirement for pumps or valves for the molten salt and because it can be constructed of standard materials as the neutrons do not reach the heat exchangers or containment structure.
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nuclear power construction industry, the authors felt it was imperative to develop an up-to-date, scholarly work on containment structures. This work incorporates the underlying regulations, safety significance, history, design philosophy, design experience, operating experience, and application to new containment structure designs.
Over the next four months, the team will continue to cover the CLP in concrete to complete the containment structure for the reactor building.

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