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During high winds, the panels are blown out to relieve the pressure on the structure. 9 shows the basic layout of an Mk I concrete containment. The basic function of drywell, suppression chamber, and the vent pipes is the same as that noted for Mk I steel containment. In the case of Mk I concrete containments, the drywell and the torus are steel-lined concrete containments. Most of the other details related to the inside of the drywell and torus are similar to that described for the Mk I steel containment.

The AEC’s regulatory staff, which was created soon after the passage of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, confronted the task of writing regulations and devising licensing procedures rigorous enough to ensure safety but flexible enough to allow for new findings and rapid changes in nuclear technology. Within a short period of time, the staff drafted rules and definitions on radiation protection standards, the distribution and safeguarding of fissionable materials, and the qualifications of reactor operators.

In Mk III containment design, the SFP is located in a separate fuel handling building (not shown in the figure). 7 of Appendix 1A of this chapter shows the information related to all Mk III containments. 7 provide plant specific containment-related information. We have taken great care in making sure that the information comes from the publicly available reliable sources, such as NRC’s NUREG Reports. However, it should be noted that they are for relative information of the plant specific containment parameters and not to be used as design- or construction-related details.

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