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Former NRC chairs issue vaccine timeline recommendation to CDC
Five former chairmen of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission—Stephen Burns, Allison Macfarlane, Nils Diaz, Richard Meserve, and Dale Klein—signed a letter to José Romero, Arkansas health secretary and chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization advisory committee, requesting that the advisory committee update its recommendation for COVID-19 vaccine allocation guidance for the energy workforce (including nuclear energy workers).
Currently, the CDC has four phases for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Those phases are numbered:
Kevin John Connolly, Alexander J. Huning, Farzad Rahnema, Srinivas Garimella
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 184 | Number 2 | October 2016 | Pages 228-243
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE15-105
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A newly developed coupled neutronic–thermal-hydraulic method for prismatic high-temperature gas reactors (HTGRs) is presented with accompanying results for several prismatic core configurations and numerical sensitivity studies. The principal advantage of the new method is the determination of coupled, whole-core temperature and pin power distributions with reduced computational effort over other available codes. The coarse-mesh radiation transport method (COMET), which relies solely on radiation transport, is the component of the new method used to compute neutronic parameters. A three-dimensional unit-cell–based thermal fluids solver is used to compute steady-state thermal-hydraulic parameters. For both component methods, no geometric approximations or averaging schemes are necessary. Convergence of the neutronic and thermal-hydraulic components and the coupled method is discussed, and coupled analyses are presented. The calculation of whole-core solutions allows for unique insights not possible with limited domain tools such as computational fluid dynamics. Results from one such unique study, near-critical control rod movements, are presented in this paper. Comparisons between coupled and uncoupled analyses are also presented.