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Synonyms for BWR

a nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator

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In 1975, Tokyo Electric Power filed an application with the government seeking permission to build the boiling-water reactor with a power output of 1,100 megawatts and received approval in 1977.
2 advanced boiling-water reactor had been built based on guidelines for anti-seismic designs that the government formulated 20 years ago.
The 1,358-megawatt upgraded boiling-water reactor has been undergoing a test run and is the first new reactor to start operating since Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s No.
The 1,100-megawatt boiling-water reactor is also the first commercial reactor to open in Aomori Prefecture, which has a number of nuclear facilities, including a spent fuel reprocessing plant and a high-level radioactive waste storage facility.
Other firms reportedly interested in acquiring Westinghouse include the Areva Group, a major French builder of nuclear reactors, General Electric Co., specializing in boiling-water reactor nuclear power plants, and a corporate acquisition fund.
The 1,370-megawatt improved boiling-water reactor will be the first nuclear reactor to be built after Hokkaido Electric Power Co.
1 boiling-water reactor at the Onagawa nuclear power station in Oshika, Miyagi Prefecture due to a possible leakage of nitrogen from the reactor's containment tank.
1 boiling-water reactor at the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi Prefecture due to a surge in nitrogen supply within the reactor's storage facility.
The commission's staff requirements memorandum calls for enhancing a March 2012 order requiring "hardened" venting systems at 31 boiling-water reactors with "Mark I" and "Mark II" containments.
Three of the plant's six boiling-water reactors had suffered partial core-melt events that involved tremendously high temperatures and powerful radiation fields and interaction between seawater and nuclear fuel.
Among 30 boiling-water reactors in Japan, the Tsuruga reactor is the only one that lacks the system as its operator, Japan Atomic Power Co., believed it is less likely the container would be damaged due to pressure buildup, and thus setting up of the system had low priority.