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NRC rejects challenges to TMI-2 license transfer, ISP’s license application
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dismissed a challenge to the previously approved transfer of the license for the shuttered Three Mile Island-2 power reactor from FirstEnergy to a subsidiary of EnergySolutions for decommissioning. The order by the NRC commissioners denying the motion by Three Mile Island Alert to hold the license transfer in abeyance was issued on June 22.
Yunhuang Zhang, Jean C. Ragusa, Jim E. Morel
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 10 | October 2020 | Pages 903-926
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1771141
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The Simplified () approximation is often used to model radiation transport phenomena, but it converges to the true solution of the transport equation only in one-dimensional slab geometry. In all other geometries, it incurs a model error that needs to be quantified. In this paper, we estimate the radiation transport model error due to the approximation and employ transport solutions (with high order) as reference transport solutions. Because the solution does not contain the full angular information of the transport solution, an angular intensity must be reconstructed from the solution in order to compute the model error. We propose two such reconstruction schemes. Model error estimates are given for various quantities of interests, i.e., scalar radiation intensity, radiation flux, and boundary leakage. An adjoint-based approach is proposed to evaluate the model error and is compared against forward and residual techniques. Two-dimensional numerical experiments are presented.