biological shield


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biological shield

n
(Biology) a protective shield impervious to radiation, esp the thick concrete wall surrounding the core of a nuclear reactor
Translations
bouclier biologique
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Like Trawsfynydd Power Station in Gwynedd, Berkeley Magnox Power Station is shut, with the site defuelled and dismantled down to its biological shields and reactor cores within.
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