Title: Nuclear Regulators Stick Their Heads In The Sand
Source: Fairewinds Energy Education
Date: May 8, 2013
Kevin Kamps, a radioactive waste specialist with Beyond Nuclear: It’s leaking into the vicinity of the [Palisades nuclear power plant] control room, if not directly into the control room.
And my concern has been: What if that leak were to all of a sudden shift direction, and go someplace else in the control room?
They are over-confident that they have this leak captured in buckets, but they’re obviously worried about a worse leak happening, because we learned last year thanks to the watch-dogging by David Lochbaum at Union of Concerned Scientists, that there is a flood control berm surrounding the Palisades control room.
And my speculation has been that they are worried about a massive sudden failure of this 300,000 gallon tank of water that sends a wall of water heading towards the control room.
Published: May 9th, 2013 at 12:44 pm ET