BR3 - nuclear power plant The maximum credible accident procedure and consequences + addendum (1962)

Gabriel Penelle

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    The maximum credible accident is defined as the most serious accident which one can conceive without implying any clearly impossible circumstance.
    As far as the BR3 reactor is concerned, the simultaneous rupture of both primary and secondary loops could result in the following
    a) flash of water and steam in the containment building ;
    b) melting of the fuel elements, the reactor core being uncovered ;
    c) chemical reaction involving water and the zirconium included in the
    extension part of the control rods ;
    d) this Chemical reaction would release hydrogen which would react
    with the oxygen of the air.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages74
    StatePublished - Nov 1961

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    NameSCK CEN Reports
    PublisherSCK CEN

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