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Base for second Hinkley Point C reactor completed
Concrete pour at the Hinkley Point C2 reactor. Photo: EDF Energy
Workers at the Hinkley Point C nuclear construction project in the United Kingdom have completed the 49,000-ton base for the station’s second reactor, Unit C2, hitting a target date set more than four years ago, according to EDF Energy.
Daniel B. Fromowitz
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 187 | Number 2 | August 2017 | Pages 142-153
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2017.1312944
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This work shows that summary statistics for fixed-source Monte Carlo problems sampled by batch are subject to more variability than are statistics sampled by individual histories. This is most pronounced when the number of batches used is small. Using individual histories, or a larger number of smaller batches, allows for better precision in estimating the variability of the underlying quantity being calculated when the histories are uncorrelated.