The Ergen Report, 1967 – ECCS, Meltdown studies.

Paul Langley's Nuclear History Blog

The Ergen Report was published in 1967, the year construction of the Fukushima Diiachi Nuclear Power Plant complex commenced.

The report represents the state of the art in meltdown prevention and meltdown process understanding at that time.

What, if anything, does this report say which may explain why the Fukushima Diiachi NPP complex was built where it was, with the technology included in its design?

Emergency core cooling : report
Author: W K Ergen; U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Advisory Task Force on Power Reactor Emergency Cooling.
Publisher: Oak Ridge, Tenn : USAEC, Division of Technical Information Extension, [1966?]
Edition/Format: Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database: WorldCat
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Subjects

Nuclear reactors — Safety measures.
Nuclear reactors — Cooling.

Thanks to a friend in the USA, I now have the full text of the Ergen Report. Over the coming days…

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