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NKS Programme Area:NKS-R
Research Area:Waste
Report Number:NORD 1990:31
Report Title:Management of radioactive waste from a major core damage in a BWR power plant
Activity Acronym:KAV-390
Authors:Edited by Jan Elkert, Hans Christensen, Börje Torstenfelt
Abstract:Large amounts of fission products would be released in case of a major core damage in a nuclear power reactor. In this theoretical study the core damage is caused by a loss of coolant accident followed by a complete loss of all electric power for about 30 minutes resulting in the release of 10 % of the core inventory of noble gases. A second case has also been briefly studied, in which the corresponding core damage is supposed to be created merely by the complete loss of electric power during a limited time period. It appears from the study that the radioactive waste generated as a consequence of an accident of this extent can be managed in the reference reactor with only minor modifications required in the waste plant. The detailed results of the study are reactor specific, but many of the findings and recommendations are generally applicable.
Publication date:01 Mar 1990
ISBN:ISBN: 87-7303-420-7
Number of downloads:1602
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