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Containment Structures of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants: Background, Regulations, Codes and Standards, and Other Considerations

H. Ashar
H. Ashar
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This chapter describes the historical description of the evolution of nuclear reactors in the United States. A detailed historical narration is provided in Reference 1. The chapter also provides a brief description of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission’s demonstration program, in which a number of reactor designs, other than the light water reactor designs, had been investigated, and for one reason or the other, eliminated from consideration.

1.1 Introduction
1.2 Steps toward Development of Commercial Nuclear Reactors
1.3 Reactor Concepts and Containments
1.4 Containment and Containment Structures
Appendix 1A — Plant Specific Information
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