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Fusion has safety and environmental advantages over other sources of base-load electricity. An indispensable first step in demonstrating these advantages is the identification and ranking of all the potential (not necessarily actual) hazards. This report details a follow-up study in which the catalogue of conceivable potential hazards is reduced, while staying within the framework of generic considerations. This has been done by removing all potential hazards that have no impact outside the site boundary, and all those that may be eliminated with complete generality by passive safety measures. Additionally, those potential hazards that may be eliminated by fundamental design choices (such as choice of coolant and blanket materials) have been noted as candidates for removal once such choices are made. The outcome is a reduced list of conceivable potential hazards, but with recommendations for bounding-sequence accident scenarios for detailed analyses.

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Authors: TAYLOR N P, AEA Fusion, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);COOK I, AEA Fusion, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: AEA FUS 252 EN (1993) 26 pp.
Availability: Available from the Librarian, UKAEA, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3DB (GB)
Record Number: 199311554 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en