[ RadSafe ] Highly Enriched Fuel Reactors
jaro_10kbq at videotron.ca
Sat May 18 16:57:50 CDT 2013
The ignition assemblies in TWR are said to be about 14% U235 -- whereas
"highly enriched" starts at 20%.
The rest of the fuel is DU.
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of JPreisig at aol.com
Sent: May-18-13 4:59 PM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Highly Enriched Fuel Reactors
So, with these TWR's and other highly enriched fuel reactors, with
significant use of the fuel, the Cs-137, Sr-90 (i.e. Fission Fragment)
radiation will build up quite quickly. This will be a challenge for Health
Physicists, Nuclear Engineers at such reactors. Sounds like fun. Neutron
production will increase considerably also.
Have a good week.
PS I wonder if the bug zapper could be tuned up for tse tse flies......
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