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China starts construction on 2 reactors
Construction formally began this week on two new nuclear reactors in China.
The China National Nuclear Corporation held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the first phase of construction of the Jinqimen nuclear power plant in the eastern province of Zhejiang.
Kazuya Ohgama, Hiroki Katagiri, Atsushi Takegoshi, Taira Hazama
Nuclear Technology | Volume 207 | Number 12 | December 2021 | Pages 1810-1820
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2020.1846481
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In the prototype fast breeder reactor Monju, fixed absorber worth was measured as the difference of core reactivity measured by control rod worth between cores with and without a single fixed absorber or three fixed absorbers. In this paper, the measurements are evaluated in detail, and their reliability and usefulness as validation data are investigated through a comparison with calculations using the latest neutronics design methodology developed at Japan Atomic Energy Agency. Calculated-to-experiment values and their uncertainties of fixed absorber worth were 1.00 ± 0.05 and 1.02 ± 0.04, respectively. Through this study, the measurements and calculations were found consistent and reliable.