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When a nuclear plant closes
Theresa Knickerbocker, the mayor of the village of Buchanan, N.Y., where the Indian Point nuclear power plant is located, is not happy. What has gotten Ms. Knickerbocker’s ire up is the fact that Indian Point’s Unit 2 was closed on April 30, and Unit 3 is scheduled to close in 2021. The village, population 2,300, is about 1.3 square miles total, with the Indian Point site comprising 240 acres along the Hudson River, 30 miles upstream of Manhattan. Unit 2 was a 1,028-MWe pressurized water reactor; Unit 3 is a 1,041-MWe PWR.
The nuclear plant provides the revenue for half of Buchanan’s annual $6-million budget, Knickerbocker told Nuclear News. That’s $3 million in tax revenues each year that eventually will go away. How will that revenue be replaced? Where will the replacement power come from?
Hyung-Kyu Kim, Hyun-Gil Kim, Jae-Ho Yang, Yang-Hyun Koo
Nuclear Technology | Volume 198 | Number 3 | June 2017 | Pages 342-346
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2017.1311591
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The thickness of iron-based accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) cladding is discussed in this technical note because its thickness tends to be reduced from conventional zirconium alloy cladding. Structural stability may be lost if the thickness cannot withstand external pressure. Thus, the minimum allowable thickness of the ATF cladding is studied here from the viewpoint of preventing a cladding collapse. The elastic buckling theory is used to obtain the minimum thickness. The uncertainties of the mechanical properties and dimension tolerances are taken into consideration. The ovality of the cladding is also incorporated. An example calculation is carried out for APMT cladding. It is evaluated that the minimum thickness is 0.45 mm when the safety factor against the buckling is set as 2.0 and 1% of the cladding radius is accommodated for the ovality. A reference guideline of the minimum thickness depending on the mechanical property variation is suggested.