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Small Power Reactor Projects of the United States Atomic Energy Commission

Description: Information on small power reactor projects of the USAEC is summarized. General information concerning the projects as a whole is given. Specific projects discussed include: the Elk River Power Reactor, the Piqua Nuclear Power Facility, the BONUS Power Reactor, the Pathfinder Power Reactor, the small-size pressurized water power reactor, and the experimental low-power process heat reactor. (M.C.G.)
Date: September 28, 1961
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Study of the Feasibility of Shipping the First Spent Core From Elk River, Minn. To Policoro, Italy. Final Report, August 1 to September 15, 1961

Description: A study was conducted to assess the feasibility of transporting the first spent core of the Elk River Power Reactor to Policoro, ltaly. Commercial transport arrangements were also examined and it was found that changes in indemnity and/or insurance are required. Other aspects appear favorable. (J.R.D.)
Date: September 15, 1961
Creator: Fraenkel, S.J.
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ELK RIVER REACTOR. Quarterly Project Report for December 1958 January- February 1959

Description: Design and construction are proceeding satisfactorily. Fuel capsule irradiation studies are progressing, and preparation of specifications for fuel elements and assemblies is almost complete. Other design, development, and construction progress is reported. Instrumentation developments are described. Reactor physics studies are reported. (For preceding period see AECU-4013.) (T.R.H.)
Date: October 31, 1959
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Comparison of Measured and Predicted Characteristics of the Elk River Reactor.

Description: The Elk River Reactor is a second-round, ThO$sub 2$--UO$sub 2$ fueled, stainless-steel clad, boiling water reactor built by Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company under contract to he U.S. Atomic Energy Commission for the Rural Cooperative Power Company. One of the stated objectives of the reactor is the demonstration of of the thorium cycle. The final physics design and pre-start-up analysis were done in 1958 to 1962. The reactor was loaded in 1963, reached full power in 1964, and shut down for … more
Date: October 31, 1968
Creator: Fisher, J.R. & Kendrick, E.D.
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Elk River Reactor Technical Specifications

Description: The technical specifications that govern the design and operation of the Elk River Reactor plant are presented. Design specifications of physical features of the facility and limitations governing operations of the facility to be observed by operating personnel are included. Topics covered include: site, containment, primary coolant system, primary coolant auxiliary systems, secondary coolant system, reactor core, control and safety systems, radiation monitoring systems, waste disposal systems,… more
Date: July 1, 1963
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ELK RIVER REACTOR. Quarterly Project Report for March-April-May 1959

Description: An alternate design of the Elk River Reactor was completed during the quarter. Three points were emphasized in the study: performance capability to provide 116 Mw(th) output; fuel costs of the reference design versus alternate fuel media and cladding; and reactor control modifications to provide sufficient reactivlty to eliminate soluble hold down'' poisons, permit higher power operation and obtain a greater fuel life. Work is summarized on fuel element and material development progra… more
Date: October 31, 1959
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Examination of an Irradiated Prototype Fuel Element for the Elk River Reactor

Description: An examination was made of a prototype Elk River Reactor fuel element irradiated in the EBWR to a maximum burn-up of 1000 Mwd(t). The assembly, which consisted of an array of type 304 stainless-steel tubes fueled with pellets of 97 wt.% ThO/sub 2/-3 wt.% UO/sub 2/, showed insignificant dimensional changes. Irregular vertical packing of the fuel pellets gave a "banded" appearance to the fuel rods becase of preferential oxide deposition. The brazing material used in the center strap of the assemb… more
Date: January 1, 1961
Creator: Neimark, L. A.
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