Video: Severe Accident Test Station at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Severe Accident Test Station at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Severe Accident Test Station at Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses furnaces to test cladding materials at extreme temperatures. This helps researchers understand why a fuel fails when there is a loss of coolant. The facility is being used to help industry develop new fuels that can survive longer during nuclear accidents and increase the performance of light-water reactors.