Title: NRC Fails to Enforce its own Regulation
Source: Fairewinds Energy Education
Date: Dec 23, 2012
At 3:15 in
Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: We’re looking at the beams that hold things like the nuclear reactor up or the steam generators and the pressurizer. They’re major structural beams and what they discovered is that in a normal day to day life of [Nebraska's Fort Calhoun nuclear] power plant they’ll hold just fine. But if there’s a pipe break, the stresses and the shaking of the systems are such that those beams inside the containment are likely to fail.
[…] If there had been [an accident] it’s likely the insides of the plant would have shaken to the point the emergency core cooling wouldn’t have worked. [...]
And frankly I was dumbfounded, I mean how can you know about incorrect, incomplete, missing calculations, numerical errors for two decades and not do anything about it? [...]
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Published: December 23rd, 2012 at 11:32 pm ET