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The Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) reactor containment is a strong building that holds the reactor vessel. The roof is a white dome. 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 Interior
Category: Nuclear Research and Facilities
Media Type: Photos
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Background: Two features contribute to the containment structure's ability to keep radiation inside the building in the event of an accident: 1) the strength of its construction to resist damage from tornadoes, etc. and 2) its leak tightness to keep accidental contamination from getting out of the building. The containment building is 187 feet tall; that's about as tall as a 12-story building. For more information, see http://www.hanford.gov/fftf/.
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