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 object of the contract - Lot 1 involves the construction of the containment structure of the banks made with micro-piles, prior to the intervention of excavation, of movement and transport on site licensed material on the bottom of irrigation ditches.
19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected Unit 1 to the regional electric grid Friday (12/19) after repairing a small water leak inside the containment structure.
Initially, the NPCIL team had planned to hoist the 16 ring segments individually onto the inner containment structure of reactor block three.
We built a containment structure roughly the size of a football
But when workers vented the gas to release pressure within the containment structure and preserve its integrity, the hydrogen reacted with outside air causing explosions that damaged outer buildings surrounding the containment structure.
Over the next four months, the team will continue to cover the CLP in concrete to complete the containment structure for the reactor building.
The liner plate plays a fundamental role in ensuring the safety of the containment structure, which is where the nuclear reactor is housed.
Tetra Tech will manage the construction of access roadways, build a thermal desorption pile containment structure, excavate and dewater dioxin-contaminated soils and sediments, place the soils and sediments into the pile containment structure for treatment by others, and restore the site.
The building in question is suspected of being a containment structure, a structure in which an explosion can be set off and contained within the walls.
Firstly, the reactor design and containment structure of Soviet nuclear power stations such as Chernobyl were regarded as inherently risky and inadequate in the West even before the catastrophe and no such unstable design or flimsy structure would be countenanced at Wylfa B, whoever built it.
He said a containment structure will be erected around the tank to prevent paint and metal debris generated during the blast cleaning from escaping into the environment.
One of the most seriously troubled reactors at the plant had suffered a setback in March this year after an explosion took place in its vicinity, damaging its crucial steel containment structure.