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Rather than to "prevent the crack" I believe the intent is to "reduce cracking", "prevent most cracking", or "preventing an unacceptable risk of cracking".

"the crack" suggests that there is a crack already existing and you are now able to prevent it. Poof!

To "prevent" is too absolute, all options have a risk of failure, even nuclear reactors designed to hold radioactive materials with a half life of 15,000 years, seem to only be designed for events with a recurrence of less than 2000 years. So like everything, there is an acceptable risk and in this case a crack, or for the reactor potentially adding to the ever growing earth's background radiation. Its sort of ok that high concentrations have dissipated.

Large things are understood one step at a time.

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