Gundersen: Intake Structure that cools reactor and spent fuel pool is probably most vulnerable part of Ft. Calhoun nuke plan — Critical that it stays dry (VIDEO)

Published: June 28th, 2011 at 6:26 pm ET
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Arnie Gundersen on Five O’clock Shadow with Robert Knight, WBAI, June 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm EDT:

  • Intake structure probably the most vulnerable, not auxiliary and containment buildings…
  • Intake structure draws in river water that cools reactor and spent fuel pool… critical that it stay dry…
  • If gets water in it and emergency service water pumps fail then you’ve got a case where you’re going to cause fuel damage…
  • Probably the most vulnerable at Ft Calhoun…

See also: May 16 report foreshadowed yesterday’s “event” at Calhoun nuke plant: Flooding of Intake Structure could jeopardize abilty to cool reactor

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ESVDI2OQZ4

Published: June 28th, 2011 at 6:26 pm ET
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