[ RadSafe ] Criticality

Bailey, Pete Pete.Bailey at fpl.com
Thu Mar 17 12:41:19 CDT 2011

"criticality" of what ?

Fuel in the reactor ?

Fuel in Sent Fuel Pool ?
  The SF is in an 'egg crate', one assembly per crate
  Purpose is to prevent criticality
  I do not know at what temp the SF racks ( egg crates) degrade

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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry Cohen
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:03 PM
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Criticality

Two random thoughts---
1.   If criticality is not a possibility, why not just evacuate the area and 
allow the mass to melt. What dire consequences could occur? The process might be 
 a  reverse China Syndrome?
2. The US NRC should not become involved. Haven't the Japanese already been 
punished enough?

Jerry Cohen
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