Why is hydrogen added to BWR coolant but not PWR coolant?

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I know hydrogen gas is used in BWR coolant to counteract radiolysis and reduce the probability of localized corrosion. Why can't the same be done for PWR's?
 

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From the old Westinghouse PWR Technology Manual:
http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML0230/ML023040268.pdf page 4
PWRHydrazine.jpg
 

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