4 jun. 2016

Nuclear flask endurance testing

Videos showing the extreme tests to which the containers of spent nuclear fuel are subject to. First is the compilation, and after that is a more detailed look at the British testing, specifically at Operation Smash Hits, in 1984.

The most surprising thing about this last testing to me is that it was done after the containers, called "flasks", were already in use, having been tested only as scale models (up to  at least 1:4 scale) before production. And this real-life testing showed that... the flasks could leak under some conditions. Fantastic!

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