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Title: U.S. Efforts in Support of Examinations at Fukushima Daiichi - 2018 Evaluations

Abstract

Much is still not known about the end-state of core materials in each unit that was operating on March 11, 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station [Daiichi]. Clearly, the accident signatures for each of these units differed. Some of this uncertainty about debris end-state can be attributed to a lack of information related to cooling system operation and cooling water injection during the events. There is also uncertainty in our understanding of phenomena affecting: (a) in-vessel core damage progression during severe accidents in boiling water reactors (BWRs) [compared with Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs)], and (b) accident progression after vessel failure (ex-vessel progression) for BWRs and PWRs. These uncertainties arise due to limited full scale prototypic data. Similar to what occurred after the accident at Three Mile Island Unit 2, these Daiichi units offer the international community a means to reduce such uncertainties by obtaining prototypic data from multiple full-scale BWR severe accidents.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1480524
Report Number(s):
ANL-18/24
146349
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Farmer, M. U.S. Efforts in Support of Examinations at Fukushima Daiichi - 2018 Evaluations. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1480524.
Farmer, M. U.S. Efforts in Support of Examinations at Fukushima Daiichi - 2018 Evaluations. United States. doi:10.2172/1480524.
Farmer, M. Fri . "U.S. Efforts in Support of Examinations at Fukushima Daiichi - 2018 Evaluations". United States. doi:10.2172/1480524. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1480524.
@article{osti_1480524,
title = {U.S. Efforts in Support of Examinations at Fukushima Daiichi - 2018 Evaluations},
author = {Farmer, M.},
abstractNote = {Much is still not known about the end-state of core materials in each unit that was operating on March 11, 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station [Daiichi]. Clearly, the accident signatures for each of these units differed. Some of this uncertainty about debris end-state can be attributed to a lack of information related to cooling system operation and cooling water injection during the events. There is also uncertainty in our understanding of phenomena affecting: (a) in-vessel core damage progression during severe accidents in boiling water reactors (BWRs) [compared with Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs)], and (b) accident progression after vessel failure (ex-vessel progression) for BWRs and PWRs. These uncertainties arise due to limited full scale prototypic data. Similar to what occurred after the accident at Three Mile Island Unit 2, these Daiichi units offer the international community a means to reduce such uncertainties by obtaining prototypic data from multiple full-scale BWR severe accidents.},
doi = {10.2172/1480524},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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