boiling-water reactor


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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 Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy s Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor design for the US.
By Tuesday, the pipes had been cleaned and engineers were preparing to restart the reactor - at 1,400 megawatts of output the largest boiling-water reactor in the world, said a spokesman for OKG, the plant operator.
By Tuesday, the pipes had been cleaned of the jellyfish and engineers were preparing to restart the reactor, which, at 1,400 megawatts of output, is the largest boiling-water reactor in the world, said Anders Osterberg, a spokesman for OKG, the plant operator.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, "Boiling-Water Reactor (BWR)," http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-ref/glossary/ boiling-water-reactor-bwr.html.
According to the government, GE Hitachi made false statements to cover up flaws in a component of its advanced nuclear Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor known as the steam dryer.
Also to be covered at the meeting are: potential approaches to resolve generic safety issue (GSI)-191 on assessment of debris accumulation on pressurized-water reactor sump performance; amendment to the design control document for the certified advanced boiling-water reactor design; long-term core cooling approach for the economic simplified boiling-water reactor design; and the license application for the mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication facility under construction in Aiken, S.C.
7 reactor, a 1.356-million-kilowatt, advanced boiling-water reactor, finished earlier than others.
7 reactor, the 1.356-million-kilowatt advanced boiling-water reactor is scheduled to return to commercial operation, Japan's biggest electric utility said.
The 1.356-million-kilowatt advanced boiling-water reactor was restarted after the world's largest nuclear power plant complex in terms of output was shut down following a major earthquake that jolted the region in July 2007.