[ RadSafe ] Suppression Pool Anyone?
Rouse, Raymond Lawrence
rlrouse at tva.gov
Tue Apr 12 13:07:20 CDT 2011
Exactly the Wet well being 1/2 filled with water vs Drywell which is
Dry (inerted with a non combustible gas)
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[mailto:radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Jeff Terry
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Suppression Pool Anyone?
The suppression pool is the torus shaped device at the bottom of the
You can see an image here: http://www.nucleartourist.com/type/bwr.htm
In case of a pressure (steam) build up in the drywell, the pressure can
into the wetwell (suppression pool). The wetwell has a large volume of
acts to cool the steam. The steam released from the reactor pressure
contain various radionuclides depending upon the amount of damage
by the fuel rods.
This was the source of the radioactivity in the surpression pool.
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Illinois Institute of Technology
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On Apr 12, 2011, at 12:51 PM, Ed Hiserodt wrote:
> Here is the latest from the N.E.I. on Fukushima:
> Authorities said much of the high-level radiation leaked from reactor
> March 15 and 16, early in the accident. Abnormalities in the reactor's
> suppression pool caused the radiation release, the Japan Nuclear
> <http://www.nsc.go.jp/NSCenglish/index.htm> Safety Commission said.
> Radiation continues to leak from the suppression pool, the commission
> but the volume has dropped considerably.
> Is the "suppression pool" the same as the spent fuel storage pool? I
> wouldn't think so. But I've not heard the term before in reference to
> Ed Hiserodt
> Controls & Power, inc.
> Little Rock
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