New Fairewinds Video: Tepco reveals “detonation shock wave” during massive explosion at Fukushima Unit 3 (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Published: December 17th, 2012 at 4:43 pm ET


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Title: More Lessons From the Fukushima Daiichi Accident: Containment Failures and the Loss of the Ultimate Heat Sink
Source: Fairewinds Energy Education
Date: Dec. 17, 2012

At 5:30 in

Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: What’s really important is the words at the bottom of slide number 19 by Tokyo Electric. Tokyo Electric acknowledges that this was a detonation.

Now if you’ll recall a detonation is a shock wave that travels faster than the speed of sound and no one is designing containments to withstand a detonation shock wave.

So I’m pleased actually that Tokyo Electric has finally agreed with me. That his was a detonation shock wave and not a deflagration like in Unit 1.

So I think the first important thing for the NRC to admit is that containments leak. The second thing is they can explode with a detonation shock wave.

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Published: December 17th, 2012 at 4:43 pm ET


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12 comments to New Fairewinds Video: Tepco reveals “detonation shock wave” during massive explosion at Fukushima Unit 3 (PHOTO & VIDEO)

  • dosdos dosdos

    MOX detonation. The truth needs to get out to stop reprocessing of nuclear fuel. The whole concept was to make the fuel incapable of a detonation, and here we have proof that it is capable of a detonation.

    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      I think the whole concept was to get rid of a bunch of plutonium and make a few bucks in the process. Stability in the impossible event of a loss of containment accident? Ah… impossible.

      'Diluting' plutonium with uranium only makes it marginally safer if you're sole concern is non-existent terrorists stealing pure plutonium to build a bomb. If you're a public power-generation utility, then it's like getting new, improved spicy-hot fuel rods to stoke up your ghetto boiler. The utility isn't the one paying anyways. Ratepayers: grab your ankles. You're about to incur a small 'fuel' surcharge.

  • nedlifromvermont

    Go Arnie!!!! Truth out now!!!!

    Feel free to add. "I, as a nuclear engineer, now believe it was incredibly foolish for the United States go'mint to ever have sanctioned the use of fission power to provide (mostly wasted) electricity to consumers."

    That is what is missing from your message, my good man.

    But please, continue, by all means …

    Gofman is dead, so you must be his mouthpiece!!

    peace …

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Nedlifromvermont, why do you immediately trash Arnie, who has made the very statement you suggest almost word for word many times in public? I am truly and sincerely confused by your accusations against him. Either you are not making the effort to actually learn enough about Arnie to be aware of his many public statements, and feel no hesitation to make unfounded claims, or you just like to trash the man. If you wish to bring attention to those who actually fail to be honest and forthright with the public, and, i think that is a needed thing to do by you and others for all our sakes, then do it to someone who has actually failed, and not to someone who repeatedly does just as you say they must.

  • nedlifromvermont

    Hey Vic! I'm sorry, I missed it. I always see a self-satisfied man who continues to believe in nuclear power as an interesting industrial option, if only they designed them better and so on.

    I've listened many times to Arnie, and I never hear the angle that nuclear power is a shit technology run by gangsters.

    He's still proud of his long nuclear career and all the re-racking of the spent fuel pools he was overseeing.

    I don't get the sense that he is emotionally involved in the horror this technology has unleashed.

    I get the sense that he is saddened and disappointed that his favorite technology has failed and has been co-opted by bad guys.

    I don't get the sense that he believes the nucleocrats are cold blooded murderers who should be called out as such.

    I sense he is happy with his new found fame and lucrative contracts.

    I sense no humility and sense of betrayal against us all, perpetrated by his former colleagues.

    Maybe I'm all wet, but Gunderson is too damn polite about it all, and even Gofman deferred to the feds too much. Someone ought to have made/make one hell of a stink, and I'm still waiting for it.

    I'm tired of all the niceties.

    These criminals ought to be rounded up and shot.


    Peace! …

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Reactors will be replaced with wind and solar, as it's the only way to avoid disasters.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Fukushima 5 Minute Summary Of Events 2011 to 2012; via A Green Road

  • weeman

    Good dig at the NRC by Arnie and hopefully they use it as a training video as suggested and stop denying the obvious, of course the NRC hands are tied by the IAEA, they can't fart without permission same as WHO.
    How does IAEA trump health and welfare over WHO, does that make sense, who regulates the IAEA.

  • stopnp stopnp

    Ugh. One year and ten months later. Bout time tepturd. Thank you fairewinds and associates.

  • williama

    There are few things worse in real estate than putting your house up for sale and being forced to sit and watch it do nothing.