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boiling-water reactor

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(Nuclear Physics) a nuclear reactor using water as coolant and moderator, steam being produced in the reactor itself: enriched uranium oxide cased in zirconium is the fuel. Abbreviation: BWR
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Three of the plant's six boiling-water reactors had suffered partial core-melt events that involved tremendously high temperatures and powerful radiation fields and interaction between seawater and nuclear fuel.
Among 30 boiling-water reactors in Japan, the Tsuruga reactor is the only one that lacks the system as its operator, Japan Atomic Power Co.
After a 17-month probe the cabinet's Atomic Energy Council concluded that the design of the plant, which will have two 1,350 megawatt boiling-water reactors, ''suffices to protect the health and safety of the public.
Under the project, NRG formed a joint venture with Toshiba, the supplier of the advanced boiling-water reactors chosen for the South Texas plant, and later agreed to bring in a third partner, Tokyo Electric, which pledged to invest $125 million, according to the paper.
TEPCO said it has concluded an agreement with Nuclear Innovation North America LLC to participate in the New York-based company's project to build two advanced boiling-water reactors, each capable of generating 1.
while IHI is known as a major player in the global market for pressure vessels for boiling-water reactors.