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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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The paper "Modelling of Severe Accident and In-Vessel Melt Retention Possibilities in BWR Type Reactor" deals with application of in-vessel melt retention, which is in use as a milestone of SAM strategy in several PWR and VVER reactors, in a BWR-5 reactor having quite different design of the lower head, in particular, a forest of control rod and instrumentation penetrations.
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Lopriore was previously employed in several key management positions at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in North Carolina, including plant manager, as well as served in the National Guard and holds a GE BWR Certification.
26, 2012) ("PWRs [pressurized water reactors] and BWRs [boiling water reactors] are the most commonly operated reactors in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries.").
According to figures published in the March 2012 edition of Nuclear News, 351 of the 435 power reactors in the world are light-water reactors; 267 of them are PWRs and the other 84 are BWRs. Another 51 reactors are heavy water reactors.
One close-by utility had followed the advice and its plants were safe (see Safe Shutdown of Onagawa Nuclear Power Station, The Closest BWRs to the 3/11/11 Epicenter, Isao Kato, presentation at MIT, March 2012).
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Shri G V S Hemanth Rao, Outstanding Scientist & Deputy Chief Executive (Fuels), Nuclear Fuel Complex has vast experience in fabrication of enriched and natural uranium fuels used in Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) and Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) in the country.
In India, out of 20 reactors (19 are in operation), only two units namely Tarapur 1 and2 are Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) similar to ones at Fukushima, Japan.
BWRs operate similarly to electrical plants using fossil fuel, except that the BWRs are powered by 370-800 nuclear fuel assemblies in the reactor core rather than burning coal or natural gas to create steam.
The two Tarapur 150 MW BWRs built by General Electric on a turnkey contract before the advent of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty were originally 200 MW.