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Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Volume 2008, Article ID 358616, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/358616
Review Article

BWR Stability Issues in Japan

1Nuclear Engineering Department, TEPCO Systems Corp., Shibusawa City Place Eita, 2-37-28 Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0034, Japan
2Method Group, Global Nuclear Fuel - Japan Co. Ltd., 3-1-2 Uchikawa, Yokohama-Shi, Kanagawa 239-0836, Japan
3Fuel Engineering and Development Department, Nuclear Fuel Industries Ltd., 3135-41 Muramatsu, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1196, Japan
4Nuclear Plant Engineering Department, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd., 1-1-3 Saiwai-cho, Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki 317-8511, Japan
5Nuclear Asset Management Department, Tokyo Electric Power Company, 1-3-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011, Japan

Received 15 May 2007; Accepted 22 October 2007

Academic Editor: Alessandro Petruzzi

Copyright © 2008 Hideaki Ikeda et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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