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The Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF), located north of Richland, Washington, is a 400-megawatt thermal, liquid metal (sodium) cooled reactor. The white dome in the background is the containment building that holds the reactor vessel. The building was designed to prevent the release of radioactive material to the atmosphere in case of a severe reactor accident.

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Document Title: FFTF Containment Exterior
Category: Nuclear Research and Facilities
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: May 1991
Background: The FFTF was originally designed and built to test plant equipment and mixed oxide fuel (MOX, a mixture of uranium oxide and plutonium oxide) for the next generation of liquid metal reactors. For more information, see http://www.hanford.gov/fftf/.
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