Democracy Now, Oct. 30, 2012:
Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Associates: The problem is that Salem and the Oyster Creek plant, which we just talked about, were in a refueling mode. And what that means is that all of the nuclear fuel is not in the nuclear reactor, it’s in the spent fuel pool. And when you lose off-site power, you can’t cool the fuel pool. I suspect in the next couple days we’re going to see reports of the fuel pools heating up because they were unable to cool the spent fuel pool.
Published: October 30th, 2012 at 4:28 pm ET