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Video: New nuclear fuel rod ‘jacket?’ EWI’s SiC joined-tube samples stable in MIT research reactor for six months

By / October 19, 2012

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/ed_herderick_ewi_sic_cladding.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/ed_herderick_ewi_sic_cladding.jpg}] According to EWI researcher Edward Herderick, the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant presents a key question to the materials community. He asks, “Are there materials innovations that can profoundly improve the safety of existing light water reactors?” Herderick, an applications engineer in EWI’s Materials Group (Columbus, Ohio), says…

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Mechanism offered for how seawater could corrode nuclear fuel

By / January 31, 2012

Damaged seawater pump used to cool cores of Fukushima-Daiichi reactors. Credit: IAEA Image Bank. When Japanese officials acted out of desperation and used seawater to cool the cores at the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors last year, it looks like they made the right call. But, others that might be tempted to use seawater to cool fuel rods in…

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