Special Edition Podcast: After Hurricane Sandy – Questions and Answers About What Happened, Oct. 30, 2012 at 9:00p ET:
Host: [...] What if the reactor were running in that type of situation?
Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: That would be worse case scenario.
If Oyster Creek wasn’t in a refueling and this tidal surge hit, it’s exactly what happened at Fukushima Daiichi at that point.
You’ve lost off-site power and you can’t cool the nuclear reactor because these pumps were flooded.
We can all be thankful that the plant was in a refueling outage.
Published: October 31st, 2012 at 12:51 am ET