Idaho National Lab

Basic safety program consideration - Much of the Atomic Energy Commission's (AEC) reactor safety program is associated with the containment systems developed to prevent accidental release of the fission products.  As shown in this National Reactor Testing Station drawing of a typical water reactor powerplant, three major successive barriers are used to prevent the escape of fission products: a.) the fuel cladding; b.) the reactor pressure vessel; and c.) the containment vessel., Credit Line: National Reactor Testing Station, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Abstract/Description: Basic safety program consideration - Much of the Atomic Energy Commission's (AEC) reactor safety program is associated with the containment systems developed to prevent accidental release of the fission products. As shown in this National Reactor Testing Station drawing of a typical water reactor powerplant, three major successive barriers are used to prevent the escape of fission products: a.) the fuel cladding; b.) the reactor pressure vessel; and c.) the containment vessel.
Subject(s): Nuclear reactors
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Idaho National Laboratory
Credit Line: National Reactor Testing Station, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Catalog ID: Idaho National Lab H2