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containment (nuclear industry)
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The reinforced steel or concrete vessel that encloses a nuclear reactor. It is designed to withstand minor explosions in the core, to keep radionuclides from escaping into the environment, and to be safe against terrorist attack.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/1748