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National Museum of Nuclear Science and History explores “atomic” culture
For many of us, the toys of our childhood leave indelible marks on our consciousness, affecting our long-term perceptions and attitudes about certain things. Hot Wheels may inspire a lifelong fascination with fast, flashy automobiles, while Barbies might shape ideas about beauty and self-image. For the generation who grew up during the Atomic Age—the post–World War II era from roughly the mid-1940s to the early 1960s—the toys, games, and entertainment of their childhoods might have included things like atomic pistols, atomic trains, rings with tiny amounts of radioactive elements, and comic books, puzzles, and music about nuclear weapons.
Takuya Yamashita, Takeshi Honda, Masato Mizokami, Kenichiro Nozaki, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Marco Pellegrini, Takeshi Sakai, Ikken Sato, Shinya Mizokami
Nuclear Technology | Volume 209 | Number 6 | June 2023 | Pages 902-927
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2022.2157663
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The estimation and understanding of the state of fuel debris and fission products inside the plant is an essential step in the decommissioning of the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (1F). However, the direct observation of the plant interior, which is under a high radiation environment, is difficult and limited. Therefore, in order to understand the plant interior conditions, a comprehensive analysis and evaluation are necessary, based on various measurement data from the plant, analysis of plant data during the accident progression phase, and information obtained from computer simulations for this phase. These evaluations can be used to estimate the conditions of the interior of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) and the primary containment vessel (PCV). Herein, 1F Unit 3 is addressed as the subject to produce an estimated diagram of the fuel debris distribution from data obtained about the RPV and PCV based on the comprehensive evaluation of various measurement data and information obtained from the accident progression analysis, which were released to the public in November 2022.