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

Jerry Cohen jjc105 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 29 15:25:22 CST 2011

You can learn all about it in the movie, "China Syndrome"

From: Steven Dapra <sjd at swcp.com>
To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List 
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Sent: Wed, September 29, 2004 6:55:22 AM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Forwarded to the list: Indian Point License extension.

Dec. 28

        I get the impression that the Fukushima fearmongers believe every 
reactor in the world is susceptible to a combination earthquake and tsunami.  Is 
that only me, or have other gained the same impression?

        How would the melted fuel get out of the reactor vessel?  Would it melt 
through?  Or is it at least possible that the fuel could melt through?

Steven Dapra

At 10:57 PM 12/27/2011, you wrote:
> Forwarded.
> Begin forwarded message:
> > 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 
> >
> > Letters responding to Gilinsky's op-ed are here 
> >
> > 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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