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The consequences of closure: The local cost of shutting down a nuclear power plant
When on May 7, 2013, the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in rural Wisconsin was shut down, it took with it more than 600 full-time jobs and more than $70 million in lost wages, not including temporary employment from refueling and maintenance outages. Taking into account indirect business-to-business activity, the total economic impact of the closure of the single-unit pressurized water reactor was estimated to be more than $630 million to the surrounding three-county area.
Mohammad Alrwashdeh, Saeed A. Alameri, Ahmed K. Alkaabi
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 2 | February 2020 | Pages 163-167
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1672511
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The double heterogeneity of the tristructural isotropic (TRISO) fuel in the prismatic-core advanced high-temperature reactor should be accurately and correctly modeled and analyzed, especially for a large-scale loaded with the double-heterogeneity effect. The reactivity-equivalent physical transformation method was developed and employed to enable homogenizing TRISO fuel in a high temperature reactor considering the double heterogeneity and taking into account the large problem involved in performing the whole-core burnup calculation using Monte Carlo transport codes with double-heterogeneity problems. In this work, the heterogeneous effects of a collision of probability calculation method were used to represent the effects of scattering anisotropy on the leakage rates and the isotropic streaming effects due to low optical density in the model. The WIMS and DRAGON codes have been used to perform the calculations of double heterogeneity for the TRISO fuel, fuel compact, and fuel element and the results are compared with the SERPENT Monte Carlo code.