Department of Energy photo/Lynn Freeny
The High Flux Isotope Reactor was restarted today, following a lengthy outage to repair a pipe leak and take care of other matters.
“After a full day of startup activities and radiological surveys on beam lines in the cold guide hall, the reactor is at 100% power,” Ron Crone, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s reactor chief said this evening via email.
A contractor used sheets of carbon fiber to rebuild a leaky pipeline from the inside.
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