boiling water reactor

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Noun1.boiling water reactor - a nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator; the water boils in the reactor core and the steam produced can drive a steam turbine
water-cooled reactor - nuclear reactor using water as a coolant
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Among them, it has participated in all of Japan's Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) projects-four ABWRs are already operational and three are under construction.
Five of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi 1 site are General Electric Mark I Boiling Water Reactors. including Unit 1, which suffered an explosion that destroyed part of its containment building.
Framatome ANP sells two types of reactors: the EPR, a pressurised water reactor (which has never actually been built), and the SWR 1000, boiling water reactor. "With the EPR and the SWR 1000, we have the most advanced reactors in the world in terms of competitiveness, economy and safety" said Vincent Maurel, the president of Framatome ANP.
The joint venture company - AmerGen Energy - will pay USD20 million in cash for Clinton, a 930-megawatt boiling water reactor about 190 miles South of Chicago.
Photo: Schematic of one boiling water reactor and its containment.
The boiling water reactor at the power plant at Genoa shut down 29 years ago, but cleanup of the plant, known as decommissioning, continues.
As one solution to this challenge, Hitachi has undertaken the development of RBWRs based on Boiling Water Reactor technologies, which already have an extensive track record of applications in commercial nuclear reactors.
The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency announced they are progressing to the next phase of their assessment of the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor. This follows nine months of preparatory work by the reactor designer, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, and the regulators.
PPL Susquehanna is a two-unit, boiling water reactor plant with a generating capacity of about 2,500 megawatts and part of the generating affiliates of PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL).
Just over 60 percent of Lithuanians expressed opposition in the nonbinding referendum to the plan to build the Visaginas nuclear power plant with a 1.3 million kilowatt advanced boiling water reactor, far exceeding the some 30 percent in favor.
According to the terms of the contract, the group jointly will pursue engineering, procurement, construction and operations of the plants using Toshiba's Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR).