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