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robdogbucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 01:47 PM
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RE; Fukushima, Gundersen Gives Testimony to NRC ACRS
Edited on Fri May-27-11 01:53 PM by robdogbucky
This 9:43 video is worth the watch.

http://www.fairewinds.com/updates


"The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) held a special ACRS meeting Thursday May 26, 2011 on the current status of Fukushima. Arnie Gundersen was invited to speak for 5 minutes concerning the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident as it pertains to the 23 Mark 1 Boiling Water Reactors (BWR's) in the US and containment integrity. Mr. Gundersen was the first engineer to brief the NRC on the implication of Main Steam Isolation Valve (MSIV) Leakage in 1974, and he has been studying containment integrity since 1972. The NRC has constantly maintained in all of its calculations and reviews that there is zero probability of a containment leaking. For more than six years, in testimony and in correspondence with the NRC, Mr. Gundersen has disputed the NRC's stand that containment systems simply do not and cannot leak. The events at Fukushima have proven that Gundersen was correct. The explosions at Fukushima show that Mark 1 containments will lose their integrity and release huge amounts of radiation, as Mr. Gundersen has been telling the NRC for many years."




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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 01:52 PM
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1. K & R and suggestion.
Edited on Fri May-27-11 01:53 PM by Cerridwen
You might put Fukushima in title line for others who, like me, don't immediately recognize Gundersen's name and make the connection.

:hi:

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robdogbucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 01:54 PM
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2. Thanks for that heads up
I just added it to the title
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 01:56 PM
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3. :-)
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 02:14 PM
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4. My deepest hope is that this disaster will be able to wake up at least a FEW of the people
who are responsible for regulating nuclear reactors in the US. They have been truly asleep for a long time, as has the public.

Thanks for the post.
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 03:24 PM
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5. His videos are very informative.
Thanks for posting.
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 04:35 PM
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6. KandR before the Hobbits attack.
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