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Fukiushima Daiichi: 10 years on
The Fukushima Daiichi site before the accident. All images are provided courtesy of TEPCO unless noted otherwise.
It was a rather normal day back on March 11, 2011, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant before 2:45 p.m. That was the time when the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck, followed by a massive tsunami that caused three reactor meltdowns and forever changed the nuclear power industry in Japan and worldwide. Now, 10 years later, much has been learned and done to improve nuclear safety, and despite many challenges, significant progress is being made to decontaminate and defuel the extensively damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor site. This is a summary of what happened, progress to date, current situation, and the outlook for the future there.
L. Bromberg, J. H. Schultz, L. El-Guebaly, L. Waganer, ARIES Team
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 3 | October 2007 | Pages 422-426
Technical Paper | The Technology of Fusion Energy - Experimental Devices and Advanced Designs | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1524
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The complexity of Compact Stellarator (CS) coils made from brittle A15 SC alloys results in a challenging design. Three options of manufacturing the ARIES-CS coils are discussed. The first two options use high performance Nb3Sn superconductor, one with the wind-and-react method, the second with react-and-wind. The magnet protection design philosophies are different for the two winding methods. Wind-and-react uses high conductor current with external dump, while react-and-wind uses low conductor current with internal dump. The use of non-uniform internal quench is explored as a means to minimizing the requirements for internal dump for the case of react-and-wind. Cooling of the superconductor is also fundamentally different in the two cases, as the hydraulic path of the react-and-wind option requires low velocity He in a sheathed Rutherford-like cable, cooled by a heat exchanger in accessible regions. In the third design option, HTS superconductors are deposited directly on the structure, minimizing conductor movement. Coil protection techniques will be described.