containment

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a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully

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(physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor

the act of containing

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The situation on the ground at the Fukushima Daiichi plant is so fluid, and the details of what is unfolding are so murky, that it may be days or even weeks before anyone knows how the Mark 1 containment system performed in the face of a devastating combination of natural disasters.
But the ability of the containment to withstand the events that have cascaded from what nuclear experts call a "station blackout"-where the loss of power has crippled the reactor's cooling system-will be a crucial question as policy makers re-examine the safety issues that surround nuclear power, and specifically the continued use of what is now one of the oldest types of nuclear reactors still operating.
Like with seismic refitting, they went back and re-analyzed the loads the structures might receive and beefed up the ability of the containment to handle greater loads," he said.
What I would say is, the Mark 1 is still a little more susceptible to an accident that would result in a loss of containment.
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