Definitions for "Containment Building"
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The structure housing the nuclear reactor; intended to contain radioactive solids, gases, and water that might be released from the reactor vessel in an accident.
A structure made of steel-reinforced concrete that houses the nuclear reactor. It is designed to prevent the escape of radioactive material into the environment. See; Light-Water Reactor, Pressurized-Water Reactor, Reactor.