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According to IRSN (quoting IAEA), there are 1500 fuel assemblies in the n°4 pool

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by Melanchthon on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 05:48:50 AM EST
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Remember (h/t Starvid:) the number of zirconium fuel canisters in each fuel assembly is
About 100

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 06:08:47 AM EST
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There were fewer fuel rods in the olden days, 64 was usual IIRC. This fuel element on the picture is the modern Svea 96, which I supposed went into production as recently as 15 years ago.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Thu Mar 17th, 2011 at 09:49:32 AM EST
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