Title: Dean Wilkie Interview (Part 2)
Source: 89.9 FM WERU News Report
Host: Amy Browne
Date: August 7, 2013
At 6:45 in
Dean Wilkie, nuclear reactor operations, management, construction and plant engineering at a U.S. Department of Energy test reactor in Idaho: I’m very disgusted with Tepco not knowing where the corium is right now. […] I’m not sold on the idea that the fuel keeps going to the center of the Earth — it would be nice if it did, that’s one way to get rid of it. Because now they’re talking about going in and trying to retrieve all of it — which I believe is impossible to do. […]
Amy Browne, host: Do you think that all of the reactors have potentially lost the ability to contain this fuel […]?
Wilkie: I think Units 1 through 3 have.
Published: September 28th, 2013 at 2:07 pm ET
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- Nuclear Expert: I believe Fukushima fuel melted through at some reactors — “Gone beyond building and now it’s in bedrock?” (AUDIO) September 24, 2013
- Japan Nuclear Expert: Simply impossible to remove melted fuel from Fukushima — Corium “has spread all over… could actually have gone through floor of containment vessel” — Only way to deal with these reactors releasing dangerous radiation is to cover in concrete — Will take centuries of work (VIDEO) April 27, 2015
- Radio: Sinkhole potential at Fukushima plant from pumping up groundwater? Nuclear Expert: Yeah, that’s a very good point — May very well happen if workers take out too much water from an area (AUDIO) September 25, 2013
- Nuclear Expert: Fukushima is a pretty close approximation of ‘The China Syndrome’; Melted fuel cores burned through containment vessels and material is below reactor structures mixing with groundwater — Essentially it’s a machine that’s washing radioactivity into the sea (AUDIO) November 4, 2014