[ RadSafe ] BWR radiation safety issues

William Lipton doctorbill34 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 13:06:35 CST 2011

My web site, www.PowerReactorRP.com has many useful references.

Bill Lipton
It's not about dose, it's about trust.

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 1:37 PM, Kulp, Jeffrey B <kulpjb at wsu.edu> wrote:

> Hello Radsafers,
> I would like to call on the expertise of any HP's who have experience with
> boiling water reactors; I am interested in radiation safety issues
> associated with boiling water reactors while operating and shutdown. My
> interest is primarily in the steam, condensate and feed systems. I know
> about N-16 carryover to the steam side of the plant, but I read an article
> recently that discusses problems with Xe, Kr, and Iodine as well; these are
> fission products, are the authors saying that the fuel cladding is not able
> to contain fission product gases? Another article I read talks about
> activated corrosion products in the condensate and feed systems. How do the
> corrosion products become activated, is the condensate and feed systems in
> a BWR plant subject to a neutron flux? Any clarification offered will be
> appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jeff Kulp
> Washington State University
> Radiation Safety Office
> Pullman, WA 99164-1302
> (509) 335-8175
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