So much “mud” in reactor No. 1, it’s preventing water from getting into core

Published: April 16th, 2011 at 11:24 am ET
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Three Mile Island expert: Fukushima could kill 200,000, GlobalPost, April 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm EDT:

Interview with Arnold Gundersen; 39-year veteran of the nuclear
industry, has worked as a nuclear plant operator and served as an
expert witness on the Three Mile Island accident

… In unit 1, there’s so much mud in the reactor that they can’t get water into the core, which they would normally need to do to prevent it from overheating and melting down. Instead, it appears that they are flooding it from the outside, and cooling it that way. …

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Published: April 16th, 2011 at 11:24 am ET
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