Gundersen: I’d be very concerned if I lived around California nuke plant — “Just an experiment waiting to go wrong” (VIDEO)

Published: February 6th, 2013 at 2:20 am ET
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Title: San Onofre nuclear power plant: Fukushima USA?
Source: RT
Date: Feb. 5, 2013

Arnie Gundersen, chief engineer for Fairewinds Energy Education: If I were there I would be very concerned.

The new steam generators are supposed to last [four or forty?] years and they only lasted ten months.

So starting that plant back up is an experiment and I don’t think we should experiment with Southern California. [...]

It’s the worst plant [for evacuation plans], you’ve got seismic risks, and you’ve got these steam generators that are just an experiment waiting to go wrong. [...]

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Published: February 6th, 2013 at 2:20 am ET
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14 comments to Gundersen: I’d be very concerned if I lived around California nuke plant — “Just an experiment waiting to go wrong” (VIDEO)

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    That plant should never have been built and needs to be outlawed. Winds from it blow east towards the whole U.S.

    Good Luck.

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    • WindorSolarPlease

      Exactly what I was thinking TheBigPicture.

      Makes me wonder if they are trying to cause a problem.

      Nuclear plants have already been proven dangerous, uncontrollable, and creates dangerous waste.

      You think by now they would be illegal.

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      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Fukushima has already caused a problem. Now it doesn't matter what any country does with their nukes.

        Their attitude is, 'We already created an ELE, so who gives a shit?"

        What was it someone said, "Never let an omnicidal nuclear crisis go to waste?" Something like that.

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  • WindorSolarPlease

    Nuclear Plants = Dangerous to Society

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  • markww markww

    Lets go past the Box We all know that California will have massive earthquakes. Some even say Plus 8's,so lets look at the problem. How many plants fall apart like Fukushima that spews out Radiation and how far??

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  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    Maybe people need to start packing and start moving now!

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  • Tatsujiro Suzuki, vice chairman at the Japan Atomic Energy Commission: "If people keep saying (nuclear energy) is for having nuclear weapons capability, that is not good. It's not wise. Technically it may be true, but it sends a very bad message to the international community."

    "Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the insurance companies who deny us health care when it's profitable, the banks who take away our homes when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of us."
    - Mike Prysner, for speech of 5 min at

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  • weeman

    The greed surly these people who want to restart this abomination of mankind have seen the devastation in Japan and Chernobyl and can see what a earthquake, tsunami, or accident will do and continue to promote in a extremely seismically active area in the middle of one of the largest economies on the plant.
    Outlaw cloths dryers in California and close the nuclear plants and dry cloths outside, simple but effective you do the math, we all have to take a step back, it may not be convenient but we did get by before these marvelous inventions.
    A nomadic man hunts and works less than 20 hours a week to feed and house his family, but we work 40 to 60 hours a week and these inventions were supposed to make our lives easier and give us more free time what a joke.
    I live in Canada the maximum liability for a nuclear plant operator is 75 million dollars what a joke and the government ie the tax payers are responsible for the rest, no way one accident and we are all bankrupt, their is not enough money in all of Canada to decommission a rouge reactor.
    Stop the insanity please take a look at yourselfs and see the writing on the wall of the containment building.

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    • m a x l i

      Good observation, what you say about nomadic hunters compared to 'modern' life, weeman. And we don't even have to return to hunting and gathering. (We even can't, it would be impossible for 7 billion people on this planet.) I am convinced we could all work about 10% of what is 'normal' nowadays and still have a comfortable, modern and far more happy life. Why is that? Well, most of our activities are utterly unproductive and useless, serve the purpose to make the richest more rich. Hardly any of our work-activities have anything to do with our real needs. Instead we put most of our resources into the capability to bomb other countries back into the stone age. Or we produce heaps of consumer goods which nobody really needs or wants and/or are designed to make their way as fast as possible into waste disposal by swiftly going out of fashion or simply braking or thanks to purposefully built-in non-functionality.

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  • norbu norbu

    Thanks Arnie, But I am very concerned and I do not live near a nuclear plant.

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  • No problem convincing me.

    I know the risk of these Death Machines.

    The problem is getting those who propagate this planet destroying technology to cease.

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