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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 third Order applies only to boiling-water reactors that have "Mark I" or "Mark II" containment structures.
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.
The Guardian quoted Richard Lahey, who was head of safety research for boiling-water reactors at General Electric when the company installed the units at Fukushima, as saying that workers at the site appeared to have "lost the race" to save the reactor, but assured that there was no danger of a Chernobyl-style catastrophe.
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.