The Chernobyl Accident and Its Implications for the United Kingdom

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The Chernobyl Accident and its Implications for the United Kingdom

Edited by

NORMAN WORLEY

C Eng, BSc (Eng) (Chem Eng) Lond, ACGI, M Inst of Energy
Deputy Chairman of The Watt Committee on Energy
Chairman of the Working Group on the Chernobyl Accident and its Implications
for the United Kingdom appointed by The Watt Committee on Energy

and

JEFFERY LEWINS
MA, MSc, PhD, DSc (Lond), C Eng, PPINucE, F Am Nuc S
Lecturer in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Cambridge

Report Number 19

Published on behalf of
THE WATT COMMITTEE ON ENERGY
by
ELSEVIER APPLIED SCIENCE PUBLISHERS
LONDON and NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword v
  • Contents vii
  • Background xi
  • Section 1 - Introduction 1
  • Section 2 - The Design of the Chernobyl Unit 4 Reactor 9
  • Section 3 - Description of the Chernobyl Accident 19
  • Section 4 - The Radioactive Release from Chernobyl and Its Effects 25
  • References 33
  • Section 5 - Accident Management in the Ussr and the United Kingdom 35
  • Section 6 - United Kingdom and Ussr Reactor Types 47
  • Section 7 - Reactor Operation and Operator Training in the United Kingdom 61
  • References and Bibliography 69
  • Section 8 - International Dimensions of the Implications of the Chernobyl Accident for the United Kingdom 71
  • References 88
  • Section 9 - Comments, Recommendations and Conclusions 89
  • Appendices 99
  • Appendix 1 101
  • Appendix 2 104
  • Appendix 3 105
  • Appendix 4 110
  • Appendix 5 112
  • Appendix 6 114
  • Appendix 7 116
  • Appendix 8 117
  • Appendix 9 121
  • Appendix 10 123
  • Appendix 11 124
  • Appendix 12 126
  • The Watt Committee on Energy 139
  • Member Institutions of the Watt Committee on Energy 141
  • Watt Committee Reports 142
  • Index 143
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