HYDROTHERMAL MONITORING: SURRY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

C.S. Fang, G. Parker, W. Harrison

Abstract


A hydrothermal monitoring program has been designed and deployed to gather data on the temperature distribution in the tidal James River near the outfall of the Surry Nuclear Power Plant at Surry, Virginia, U.S.A. Monitoring to date has included two years of background data (1971 and 1972) taken prior to plant operation, and one year (19 73) of data with the plant in operation. The results of the first year post operational monitoring effort has been compared with the pre-operation background data and with the thermal effects that were predicted from studies by Carpenter and Pritchard on the James River Hydraulic Model at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Keywords


nuclear power; hydrothermal monitoring; Surry Nuclear Power Plant

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