An introduction to serious nuclear accident chemistry

  title={An introduction to serious nuclear accident chemistry},
  author={Mark R St J Foreman},
  journal={Cogent Chemistry},
  • M. Foreman
  • Published 18 June 2015
  • Chemistry
  • Cogent Chemistry
Abstract A review of the chemistry occurring inside a nuclear power plant during a serious reactor accident is presented. This includes some aspects of the behavior of nuclear fuel, its cladding, cesium and iodine. This review concentrates on the chemistry of an accident in a water-cooled reactor loaded with uranium dioxide or mixed metal oxide fuel. 
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