IDCORIndustry Degraded Core Rulemaking
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IDCOR, a consortium supported by more than 60 organizations in the United States, Finland, Sweden and Japan, now has its own severe-accident computer codes for generating source terms.
Where agreement breaks down is over the potential in these areas for increasing source terms above the levels estimated by the American Nuclear Society and by the nuclear industry's IDCOR program.
Either the code user assumes that they don't occur, or there's some branch point [in the logic] and some assumptions made.' For instance, Berman is familiar with an IDCOR code, called MAAP, which deals with steam explosions; "that model assumes that large steam explosions never occur,' he says.