In the design of a reactor power plant, special attention to safety is required in order to safeguard the investment in the plant and to insure that danger to the public is reduced to negligible proportions. Some design features relevant to the safety of a fast-breeder-reactor power plant are described. The decision to enclose the radioactive portions of the plant in a gastight building to provide a final barrier between the reactor and the public is discussed. Criteria developed for locating the reactor on a safe and economically suitable site are presented.

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