Nuclear Reactor Safety Systems

The three primary objectives of nuclear reactor safety systems as defined by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are to shut down the reactor, maintain it in a shutdown condition, and prevent the release of radioactive material during events and accidents. These objectives are accomplished using a variety of equipment, which is part of different systems, of which each performs specific functions.

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B Reactor - Reactor Operation
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Organically Moderated And Cooled Reactor - History
... Though this reactor type has been the subject of extensive study, no large power plants using organic coolant have been built ... operated a 60 heavy water organic cooled reactor from 1965 to 1985 ... An 45.5 demonstration reactor was operated for a brief period in Piqua, Ohio and was the only power reactor of its kind ever constructed in the United States ...

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