Core Damage

Some articles on core, core damage:

Nuclear Meltdown - Light Water Reactors
... Before the core of a light water nuclear reactor can be damaged, two precursor events must have already occurred A limiting fault (or a set of compounded emergency conditions) that leads to the failure of heat ... Low water level uncovers the core, allowing it to heat up ... Failure of the Emergency Core Cooling System (ECCS) ...
Boiling Water Reactors - Evolution of The BWR - The Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR)
... design has been advertised as having a core damage probability of only 3×10−8 core damage events per reactor-year ... is, there would need to be 3 million ESBWRs operating before one would expect a single core-damaging event during their 100-year lifetimes ... Earlier designs of the BWR (the BWR/4) had core damage probabilities as high as 1×10−5 core-damage events per reactor-year.) This extraordinarily low CDP for the ESBWR far exceeds the other ...
Evolution of The BWR - The Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR)
... Reportedly, this design has been advertised as having a core damage probability of only 3×10−8 core damage events per reactor-year ... operating before one would expect a single core-damaging event during their 100-year lifetimes ... Earlier designs of the BWR (the BWR/4) had core damage probabilities as high as 1×10−5 core-damage events per reactor-year.) This extraordinarily low CDP for the ESBWR ...

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