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Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Melcor Investigation

by Kevin R Robb, Matthew W Francis, Larry J Ott
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Conference Paper
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Conference Name
International Meeting on Severe Accident Assessment and Management: Lessons Learned from Fukushima Dai-ichi
Conference Location
San Diego, California, United States of America
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The Department of Energy sponsored a Fukushima Daiichi accident study as a collaboration between Sandia, Oak Ridge (ORNL), and Idaho National Laboratories. The purpose of the effort was to compile relevant data, reconstruct the accident progression using computer codes, assess the codes’ predictive capabilities, and to identify future data needs. The following summarizes MELCOR simulations performed at ORNL on Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3.