Interview with Chris Harris, Hour 3 of Nutrimedical Report, Nov. 21, 2013:
At 29:30 in
Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer: This week I had the pleasure of talking with some of my colleagues who are in the American Nuclear Society. I broached a few topics with them — ‘What do you think the odds are on a criticality event?’ Every one of them were very concerned with that.
At 48:45 in
Harris: In reality, if they’re really aggressive with the schedule, which seems to be the way they’ve been going […] there’s a good potential for a criticality event. What the best alternative would be to do — and that is use extreme caution, I mean snail’s pace would be fast.
At 49:45 in
Harris: We won’t know until they reach out and grab one of the bad assemblies and watch it fall apart, as to what’s going to happen. There will be a lot of people gritting their teeth; as well they should at that point. It’s not a comfortable situation all around — I understate things. That’s the way I see it going. I see there is a likelihood for some kind of criticality, and how they’re going to respond to that? I actually asked that question [...] if there’s a smaller, confined one, they don’t have a lot of time, what would they do? What’s the emergency procedure? I’m going to get that information because like I said I do have some inside folks and I want to know exactly — what is the emergency procedure for that?
Published: November 21st, 2013 at 9:58 pm ET