NRC Incompetent Reporting Nuclear Problems





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Published on Dec 16, 2012

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Incompetent! Not having the necessary skills to do something successfully.
incapable - unfit - unable - inefficient - unqualified

In this Sunday's podcast, Fairewinds' Arnie Gundersen discusses two recent safety equipment failures at operating nuclear plants in the United States. Just this week, a containment failure in New York State and an emergency cooling water failure in Tennessee prove yet again that Fairewinds previous analyses of nuclear plant weaknesses are correct. Arnie also discusses how containments are leak tested and how the NRC allows those containment leak tests to be manipulated.
Thus, like going to a dentist to have a cavity filled. Dentist repairs cavity, then tests to see if you have a cavity... and they can say "no- no cavity, you're fine" kind of analogy.

the NRC Reports associated with "events" posted daily here:

among today's topics, Arnie discusses 9 Mile Point BWR (like the reactor at Fukushima Daiichi - you know... the ones in full meltdown). The Fitzpatrick nuclear power plant. Yes, also like the Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns. A 4 inch crack inside containment with rust dripping out. Not Tested to check for containment until After the crack was repaired.
Beaver Valley - a 2 inch hole inside the containment. Again, the NRC did not check containment before the hole was repaired. In Virginia, and again in Florida - Turkey Point, leaks in containment. May I just say, if there is a leak in containment, it is NOT CONTAINED.
Next, Arnie discusses loss of ultimate heat sync - again ignored by the NRC.
The Sequoia plant in Tennessee - emergency raw cooling water to diesels - building not water tight and the water could overwhelm the service water pumps.
2 NRC dudes per 1000 workers... the workers are expected to self report problems in a nuclear plant. As we've heard over and over again, the workers are also threatened if they Do reveal a problem, so it's kind of a catch 22.
The design basis for flood was to the OLD basis standards, too. The NRC is ignoring flooding of the cooling pumps designed to cool the reactors.

Tomorrow (Monday), Fairewinds is making a new video presentation on the detonation shock wave, etc.


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