Reactor shield redesign ordered

Reactor shield redesign ordered

There are 3 comments on the Chattanooga Times Free Press story from Oct 22, 2009, titled Reactor shield redesign ordered. In it, Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that:

The most popular model for the next generation of nuclear power plants in the United States will have to be redesigned or tested again to ensure greater strength in its shield building, federal regulators said Thursday.

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BDV

Columbia, SC

#1 Oct 22, 2009
Yeah, that's why Gen 2+ PWR should be the choice for the upcoming buld-up, with CANDUs for countries that cannot afford PWRs.

APWRs should be experimental and deployed on tiny scale (maybe 5-10 worldwide) until 20-30 years of experience running them is accumulated.
USPWR_RO

Covina, CA

#2 Oct 27, 2009
Ridiculus.

With that logic the commercial airline industry would still be flying biplanes.
BDV

Decatur, GA

#3 Oct 27, 2009
I didn't say graphite air cooled reactors mon amis.

There are many folks out there that will not fly in an Airbus, but fly in a Boeing. Newr, not always better. And not from the getgo - dfinitely.

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