TITLE

Major dounreay hazard destroyed

PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Process Engineering;May/Jun2012, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the second highest hazard removal on the NDA estate was the project to neutralize the primary circuit at the fast reactor. According to Mike Brown, decommissioning manager of reactors at Dounreay, the potential for something going wrong was very high. It is stated that by allowing the fuel elements to be vented into the primary coolant, engineers at Dounreay made a fatal design error during the 1950s.
ACCESSION #
76130470

 

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