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 Title:  Containment structure built for the S1G prototype plant Add
 Summary:  The containment building built for the sodium-cooled, intermediate range S1G reactor plant in West Milton, New York. In January 1952, the Atomic Energy Commission's Reactor Safeguards Committee approved the construction of the S1G reactor at West Milton, provided the reactor was enclosed in a containment sphere. The 225 foot sphere, composed of one inch steel plates, was designed to contain any radioactivity release. After the sodium-cooled approach was abandoned by Naval Reactors, the S1G plant was decommissioned. The sphere was later used to house the D1G pressurized water reactor/prototype plant. 
 Source:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5963911249 
 Reference:  Hewlett, Richard G., and Francis Duncan. Nuclear Navy, 1946-1962. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974, pages 176-177. 
 Date:   unknown  
 Subject(s):  S1G | D1G | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
 Format:  JPEG 
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 Title:  Corrosion and wear handbook Add
 Chapter title:  Introduction 
 Summary:  The introduction describes the handbook's purpose: "to accumulate and correlate the pertinent corrosion and wear information" that was the product of the first eight years in developing pressurized water reactor (PWR) technology for naval nuclear propulsion (3). The primary focus of the handbook is corrosion data related to the primary coolant system and steam generators in PWRs. The chapter provides a basic overview of PWR technology and emphasizes the importance of managing corrosion, noting that "only by closely controlling the amount of corrosion products in the primary system can this portion of the nuclear plant be made available for maintenance and repair within a reasonable period of time" after reactor shutdown (5). It includes summary information on stainless steel ("the major material of construction for water-cooled nuclear reactors") and carbon steel (5). 
 Source:  http://www.osti.gov/bridge 
 Date:   1957 
 Subject(s):  Nuclear engineering | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
 Format:  PDF 
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 Title:  The cost-effectiveness of nuclear power for Navy surface ships Add
 Summary:  This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) study deals with a point of tension that's existed between the Executive Branch and Congress for decades, the application of nuclear propulsion in the surface fleet. Currently, only United States Navy aircraft carriers are nuclear-powered and "its other surface combatants are powered by engines that use conventional petroleum-based fuels" (1). The study compares the costs of nuclear and non-nuclear surface combatant vessels based upon the CBO's current projection of oil prices in the coming decades, along with projections both under and over this projection. Taking into account construction and operating costs, the CBO then calculates "break-even" points for different categories of ships; that is, the price of oil reaches a level so that the added costs associated with nuclear propulsion are offset (8). 
 Source:  http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=12169 
 Date:   2011 
 Subject(s):  DDG(X) | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
 Format:  PDF 
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