[ RadSafe ] Forwarded to the list: Indian Point License extension.

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Tue Dec 27 22:57:24 CST 2011


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> From: Laurence F Friedman <friedmanla at iit.edu>
> Subject: Indian Point License extension
> Date: December 27, 2011 8:32:24 AM CST
> To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
> Victor Gilinsky, an NRC Commissioner during the Three Mile Island accident, wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times opposing the 20-year extension of the Indian Point operating license.http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/opinion/is-indian-point-the-next-fukushima.html
> Letters responding to Gilinsky’s op-ed are here http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/27/opinion/indian-pt-and-fukushima-alike-or-not.html?_r=1.
> While Gilinsky is partially correct in his statement that containments were not designed to resist a full meltdown in fact at Three Mile Island more than half the fuel melted and the pressure vessel wasn’t damaged. The containment wasn’t even challenged. The report of the international commission that investigated the condition of the pressure vessel is available from this page http://guides.library.iit.edu/content.php?pid=27903&sid=205068. Scroll down to “Three Mile Island.” In any case, most of the releases at Fukushima came from the spent fuel pools, not the reactors themselves.
> Laurence F. Friedman, Ph.D., CHP
> Senior Lecturer, Physics Department
> Illinois Institute of Technology
> Room 182, Life Science
> 3101 South Dearborn
> Chicago, IL 60616-3793
> (312) 842-1789
> friedmanla at iit.edu

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