Advantages of the Specific Designs


Types with Advantage

On-line Refueling CANDU RBMK
Lower Capital Costs BWR
Lower Worker Radiation Exposures PWR
Containment CANDU PWR BWR
Lowest Operating Costs (equivalent labor costs) PWR BWR CANDU


Rizwan Ahmed of the University of California, Berkeley has presented a good comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of the various coolants that have been used in reactors.

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