Zirconium alloy used as cladding for uranium oxide fuel pellets in reactor fuel assemblies.
Zirconium cladding fire:
A self-sustaining, exothermic reaction caused by rapid oxidation of zirconium fuel cladding (zircaloy) at high temperatures.
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