Nuclear Plant Troubles at New Jersey Oyster Creek from Sandy: Arnie Gundersen

Podcast November 4th, 2012 AT THE OLDEST PLANT IN THE COUNTRY – BUILT IN 1969. STEAM EVAPORATING OUT OF SPENT FUEL POOL CONDENSING ON WALLS OF THE REACTOR CAUSING ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. EMERGENCY SIRENS SHUT OFF, NO WAY TO EVACUATE WITH ALL THE CRAP IN THE STREETS… www.fairewinds.com In this edition, we'll discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and what lessons must be learned including the breakdown in emergency preparedness. – Nuclear power plants are built to a "design basis" in an effort to prepare them for Mother Nature's worst events. Are these design bases still sufficient? – Containment Venting has long been a concern associated with Mark 1 BWR containment systems. Now, NRC staff has recommended that these filtered vents be hardened. – Looking at industry wide changes, we discuss the new Vogtle nuclear power plant, under construction in Georgia, that will cost billions of dollars for ratepayers and US taxpayers. Finally, in response to reader questions, we discuss what other radioactive isotopes in addition to cesium were released into the environment from the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdown. Gundersen: Nuclear fuel pool started to heat up at New Jersey plant due to Sandy — They were bringing in fire pumps because of all the problems (AUDIO) enenews.com Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: The NRC is not really telling too, too much [...] There's something called a PNO out, a preliminary notice of occurrence, and the NRC has said that <b>…</b>
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