Containment Building

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A steel or reinforced concrete structure enclosing a nuclear reactor which is designed to, in any emergency, contain the escape of radiation to a maximum pressure in the range of 60 to 200 psi (410 to 1400 kPa), and which is the final barrier to radioactive release: the 1st being the fuel ceramic itself, the 2nd, the metal fuel cladding tubes, the 3rd, the reactor vessel and coolant system
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Those "nasty contaminants" spewed far and wide because in building the Chernobyl plant the Soviet government, with shameless disregard for human life and basic safety principles, failed to build a containment structure around the reactor.
Built on rails and rising high enough to cover the Statue of Liberty, the new containment structure is to be the largest moveable structure in the world.
Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, called for international assistance to help Ukraine in dealing with Chernobyl, in particular by building a new containment structure over the remains of a reactor that exploded on April 26, 1986.
Damage to reactor containment structure feared, cooling failure, seawater being pumped in, fuel rods fully exposed temporarily, vapor vented, building housing containment of reactor damaged by blast at adjacent reactor No.
What isn't widely known by the public is that Chernobyl didn't even have a concrete containment structure around the reactor.
The true story of a partial meltdown of a reactor, without containment structure, in the Los Angeles area -- what should have been one of the biggest stories of the period -- was buried,'' the study concluded.
During the lead paint abatement process, the construction team will use a mobile containment structure to protect surrounding areas while sand- blasting.
The basic queries given here are specifically intended for the selection of chapters or verses (or other structural components), based on the containment structure.
Future studies will be carried out on produce contaminated with actual disease-causing organisms within a containment structure equipped with its own steam decontamination system.
The costs of building a containment structure such as a pond to effect that same amount of reduction can also be calculated.
The Chernobyl reactor, which lacked a containment structure, did not meet U.
At its Waddell facility, the company failed to have a secondary containment structure around the storage tank; failed to have proper safeguards for pesticide transfer equipment; failed to have the required design features to contain pesticide spills on its dispensing and loading pad; failed to use a pesticide in a manner consistent with its label; and was improperly using an external site gauge to monitor levels of liquid pesticide in a storage tank.