WSU Reactor
The Washington State University Reactor (WSUR) is housed in the Washington State University Nuclear Radiation Center (WSUNRC), and was completed in 1961. The (then) Washington State College Reactor was the brainchild of Harold W. Dodgen, a former researcher on the Manhattan Project where he earned his PhD from 1943 to 1946. He secured funding for the ambitious 'Reactor Project' from the National Science Foundation, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the College administration totaling $479,000 (roughly $3.5 million in today's dollars). Dodgen's basis for constructing a reactor was that the College was primly located as a training facility for the Hanford site, as well as Idaho National Laboratory because there was no other research reactor in the West at that time. After completing the extensive application and design process with the help of contractors from General Electric they broke ground in August 1957 and the first criticality was achieved on March 7, 1961 at a power level of 1W. They gradually increased power over the next year to achieve their maximum licensed operating power of 100 kW.
It was initially a General Electric MTR plate-type reactor, but was upgraded in 1967 to a 1MW General Atomics TRIGA (Teaching Research Isotopes General Atomics) reactor. Standard TRIGA fuel rods are cylindrical rods, clad in stainless steel utilizing Uranium-235 dispersed in a ceramic zirconium-hydride matrix as fuel. The WSUR operated with this TRIGA fuel until the Fuel Life Improvement Program (FLIP) once again upgraded the reactor in 1976 with a partial new core of high-enriched 'TRIGA FLIP' fuel designed for an extended lifetime. Two years later, in 1978, due to fears of nuclear proliferation it was federally mandated that all high-enriched reactor fuel (except for military use) be replaced with Low Enriched Uranium Fuel (LEU). Due to the extensive work, cost, and the number of research reactors undergoing the procedure, the WSUR was not converted until October 2008. All FLIP fuel was replaced by another TRIGA fuel known as 30/20 LEU and when the new core went critical on October 7, 2008 it became the world's only mixed 8.5/20(Standard TRIGA) and 30/20 LEU core. The facility license was renewed for an additional 20 years upon completion of a safety analysis and review. The effective date was September 30, 2011

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WSU's reactor 'can't melt down' - Spokesman.com - April 7, 2011
Apr 7, 2011 ... PULLMAN – As workers in Japan struggle to cool a nuclear power plant, the phone has been ringing at Washington State University's Nuclear ...
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Aug 23, 1997 ... In an action that may have more to do with golf than good science, Washington State University decided quietly this summer to shut down its ...
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WSU nuclear reactor marks 50th year - The Spokesman-Review
Mar 10, 2011 ... A 50th anniversary wasn't celebrated with a bang Monday night, but rather with a glowing blue light in 65000 gallons of water. Staff and guests ...
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conversion reactor which utilizes a mixed HEU/LEU core. In accordance with Federal requirements, the WSU/NRC is cooperating with the United States ...
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Development of a strategy for sampling tree rings
Development of a strategy for sampling tree rings
Jerry A. Riehl, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory (Las Vegas, Nev.), Northwest Environmental Technology Laboratories, 1979
The U of W reactor flux proved to be marginal for the analysis of the trace amounts of arsenic found in the small tree-ring samples; however, the larger WSU Reactor was adequate. The WSU Reactor was to be used if arsenic sensitivity proved to ...
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The Boy from Reactor 4
Orest Stelmach, 2013
Nadia’s memories of her father are not happy ones. An angry, secretive man, he died when she was thirteen, leaving his past shrouded in mystery. When a stranger claims to have known her father during his early years in Eastern Europe, she agrees to meet—only to watch the man shot dead on a city sidewalk. With his last breath, he whispers a cryptic ...
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United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development, United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Monitoring, 1979
The U of W reactor flux proved to be marginal for the analysis of the trace amounts of arsenic found in the small tree-ring samples; however, the larger WSU Reactor was adequate. The WSU Reactor was to be used if arsenic sensitivity proved to ...
The Reactor Factor: How to Handle Difficult Work Situations Without Going Nuclear
The Reactor Factor: How to Handle Difficult Work Situations Without Going Nuclear
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How to encourage personal responsibility and eliminate entitlement at workMarsha Petrie Sue, MBA, is a renowned professional speaker who addresses, among other topics, the business value of personal accountability at work. When leaders and workers are held personally responsible for their choices, results improve -- and the entitlement mentality is...
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High-grade Gliomas: Diagnosis and Treatment
Gene H. Barnett, 2007
All other reactors use the direct approach to produce neutron beams for BNCT. Three examples are the FiR1 reactor in Finland(140), the Studsvik reactor in Sweden (146), and the Washington State University (WSU) reactor in the United ...
The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor
The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor
Ken Silverstein, 2005
Growing up in suburban Detroit, David Hahn was fascinated by science. While he was working on his Atomic Energy badge for the Boy Scouts, David’s obsessive attention turned to nuclear energy. Throwing caution to the wind, he plunged into a new project: building a model nuclear reactor in his backyard garden shed.Posing as a physics professor, David...
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Fun-filled and fact-packed, WSU Cougars from A to Z is a celebration of all things Coug. This colorful, one-of-a-kind book will take you through the hallowed halls, fascinating history, and beloved traditions of Washington State University. WSU Cougars from A to Z is a must for students, alumni, future Cougs, and fans. Hooray for the Crimson and Gr...
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Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change
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WSU’s reactor ‘can’t melt down’ - Spokesman.com - April 7, 2011
PULLMAN – As workers in Japan struggle to cool a nuclear power plant, the phone has been ringing at Washington State University’s Nuclear Radiation Center. The 50-year-old reactor, which is kept in a 65,000-gallon tank of purified water, is the only nuclear research reactor in the state of Washington. The center, established in 1961, provides research and teaching opportunities on the campus, and also produces isotopes for national laboratories and private companies across the country. It does not produce electricity for the campus.
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PULLMAN, Wash. - Nuclear reactor operators at Washington State University say threats of contamination from Japanese plants will continue to lessen with each passing day. Corey Hines, who superv
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Washington State University has been selected to receive four Department of Energy (DOE) grants with a combined value of just over $2 million.
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Editorials from Theslowlane: Core shutdown when I toured WSU nuclear reactor
There was an emergency core shutdown which sounded like our tour guide had just gotten a phone call. He left for a moment to check with the office and then came back to say "don't worry, the core has just had an emergency shutdown which is fairly routine, we can go on with our tour.
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Hanford History Partnership preserves unique past of Tri-Cities « Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
By WSU staff A team of 11 agencies has united to preserve the unique history of the Tri-Cities as it relates to the Hanford site back to 1907, well before the Manhattan Project of World War II. The Hanford History Partnership is coordinated by Washington State University Tri-Cities with outreach through its website, www.
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Watching Sustainability Unfold
A place where Washington State University’s actions and projects surrounding sustainability and the environment are showcased. New ideas that could be implemented at Washington State University will also be highlighted
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“BOOZE, SEX AND REALITY CHECKS” New Mandatory Class For ALL Incoming Freshmen At WSU | THE DAILY REACTOR
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