[ RadSafe ] BWR radiation safety issues

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Mon Dec 5 13:36:49 CST 2011

Hi Jeff,

Start with a review of fuel failures in water cooled reactors. 



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On Dec 5, 2011, at 12:37 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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