Title: Fukushima with Arnie Gundersen
Source: KZYX’s Renewable Energy Hour
Hosts: Doug Livingston and Jeff Oldham
Date: Sept. 9, 2013
At 23:15 in
Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education:
Tokyo Electric has admitted that the boron between these fuel cells — there’s a boron wafer in between the fuel to prevent something called an inadvertent criticality, you can have a nuclear chain reaction in the fuel pool, and that’s not a good thing — but they’ve admitted that all the boron has disintegrated.
So the only thing preventing a chain reaction from occurring […] in the fuel racks themselves, is the fact they put all sorts of boron in the water.
But if the rods get too close to each other, they can still fire up again and create a chain reaction in the nuclear fuel pool.
Published: September 17th, 2013 at 10:06 am ET