NRC Chairman discusses ‘Core on the Floor’: It’s possible that severely damaged melted nuclear fuel has migrated outside reactor vessel (VIDEO)

Published: October 27th, 2011 at 7:02 am ET


Video Title: NRC Bloggers Meeting October 6 – Fukushima has Core on the Floor
Uploaded By: reactorsafetypros
Upload Date: Oct 21, 2011
Date Filmed: Oct. 6, 2011
Video Description: “During the October 6 NRC Blogger’s webcast, a question concerning Fukushima’s ‘Core on the Floor.’ This is industry slang however, the question was not mine. There is melt-through of Corium in Fukushima Unit’s 1, 2, and 3. Michelle Boyd Moderator -, NRC Chair – Jaczko”

Transcript Summary

QUESTION: NRC models show molten fuel has eaten through the vessel and they have “core on the floor”…

JACZKO: We’re not “really” going to know until a very long time from now… Not just models, but conditions show there is severe damage to the fuel. It is not clear to what extent the fuel has migrated outside the vessel… possible that some of it has… at this point “most” of this is just speculation…

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Published: October 27th, 2011 at 7:02 am ET


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22 comments to NRC Chairman discusses ‘Core on the Floor’: It’s possible that severely damaged melted nuclear fuel has migrated outside reactor vessel (VIDEO)

  • Sickputer

    They will rarely offer answers, but the questions will get more interesting as time passes. The problem is the interviewers need to focus on questions that will really make the NRC squirm.

    Example: Is it true the Japanese don’t possess any technology to stop the radiation releases from the nuclear cores?

    The nuclear cores melted down though the bottoms of the reactor vessel which contains holes for the control rods. What are your plans to correct this design flaw in the dozens of US reactors with the same design?

    I have many more… They would not like me interviewing them.

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      I agree. She wasn’t nearly aggressive enough. Did you know that it’s been found that psychopaths also use more “ums” and “uhs”? He did alot of that in the video. Just sayin.

      • Steven Steven

        ummmm… that doesn’t uhhhh… sound right ummmm… are you uhhhhh… are you sure about that ummmmm… Whoopie?

      • You can bet every potential interviewer and “news” media is vetted to the Nth degree. Likely they are hand picked by the dastardly NRC.

  • bmurr bmurr

    I like how the video ends with “how are we doing on time?” Times running out !

    • Steven Steven

      Gotta love it when they do that… since we can’t usually see radiation these vapour/smoke events are our friends and definitely not what the nuke industry wants on video. Pass it round folks.

    • Whoopie,
      Posted this morning in: Webcam Discussion
      FORUM: Fukushima Webcam Discussion Thread
      October 27, 2011 at 8:38 am · Reply
      Abnormal smoke from reactor 2

      Being abnormal is normal for Fukushima.
      However, extra ordinary smoke/steam was emit from around reactor 2.
      It was 10/22/2011 17:24.(JST)
      In the video below,it starts spreading at 1:05.
      When it started emitting smoke,it was already dark,so
      Appears that a massive steam bubble that had been trapped underground had enough pressure build up to break through the surface above it and find it’s way to the surface, this steam would be laced with enormous amounts of isotopes and would seem to be extremely deadly to anyone in it for even minutes !
      Better for steam to find a way to the surface as this release then a massive explosion of earth !

  • Jebus Jebus

    That still shot above really shows a punk frat boy looking at her “eyes” below her chin, and her look say’s, “hey, my eyes are up here”!

    Really says alot about the mentality in charge of mankinds future…

    • StillJill StillJill

      Scoundrels don’t often look anyone in the eye. Culture, or no cultural code,…The eyes truly are the gateway into the soul. TPTB don’t want people looking into their souls,…nor can they stomach a God-like soul!

  • pg

    “Possible???” So, radioactive steam always comes out of the ground next to exploded nuclear reactors?

    Either he is incompetent, retarded, or lying. Either way, he deserves life behind bars.

  • truthseek truthseek

    **It is possible that**

    Is there even a question if this has occurred?
    We had long held, known this to be…
    a most unfortunate fact.

  • oscar419

    I’m sorry but that man looks like a penis with ears….

  • StillJill StillJill

    That he rarely uses anymore! The ears I mean,…well,…? 🙂

  • Ariana

    Haven’t we already decided that the core has melted through the floor? Why do they keep releasing the same info over and over again? Possibly because they don’t want us to know what is really happening now…?

  • StillJill StillJill

    I think they are simply ‘re-staging’ the CRIME scene.
    Planning their strategy to duck culpability.

    I can’t watch or listen–insults my intelligence–and even I don’t have all that much of. Perhaps street smarts will win out in the end afterall.

  • Is it my equipment? Why can you hardly hear the video even with volume turned up high? No wonder there are so many conspiracy theorists. Jackzo, (you human turd) why is it we can predict with certitude the safety of all reactors in USA along with the thousands of years worth of nuclear waste management our children will have forced upon them, but we don’t know the status of the core on the floor? I don’t believe you. Your just saying bad news in an indifferent non-committal way to diffuse an emergency. All of a sudden its just one big mystery to you isn’t it? You never could dazzle them with brilliance so why not baffle them with Bull$hit? Spin, the politically correct way of saying Bullshit!

  • Ariana

    By the way, I just put a nice comment on our local news page about enenews. Our brilliant local nuclear engineers are planning to build “small nuclear reactors” so that they can be built “off-site” and “hauled in” and “buried underground.” They are also claiming that this will be a great way to get nuclear power to developing countries. That’s exactly what I want: a miniature nuclear reactor buried in my back yard.