Containment buildings

From: John Clark (
Date: Sun Sep 30 2001 - 09:18:11 MDT

At random I looked up some facts on two different containment buildings for nuclear
reactors in the USA, I assume others are similar. The wall on one was 3.9 feet thick
and made of concrete lined with 1/4 inch steel plate, the other was 3 feet thick lined
with 2 inch steel plate. I think even a 747 would have trouble blasting through that.
The foundation of both (China syndrome protection) was about 10 feet thick.

         John K Clark

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