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The Phebus FP nuclear safety project is providing information about fission product behaviour inter circuit and the containment using a realistic source generated in similar conditions in the first two-tests, FPT0 and FPT1. A bundle of 20 1-metre long fuel rods plus a central silver-indium-cadmium control rod were brought to an advanced state of degradation in a steam-rich carrier flow. Fission product inventories were low in FPT0, and representative of mid-life core in FPT1. The final degradation state was more advanced in FPT0. About 200 grams of aerosols were transported to the containment vessel, a small but significant fraction being deposited in the circuit.

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Authors: JONES A, ISIS, JRC-Ispra (IT);KISSNE M, Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire, Cadarche (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 2000 European Aerosol Society Meeting, Dublin (IE), 4-8th September (20000
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 200011932 / Last updated on: 2000-05-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en