[ RadSafe ] More on Gundersen on KGO Radio - Name drops wrong name for former Ambassador

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 22:39:53 CDT 2012

this led to http://akiomatsumura.com/2012/04/682.html when I looked up
Ambassador Matsumora - found out that the Ambassador was not
Matsumora, but former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland Mitsuhei
Murata and that this former ambassador has been heavily influenced by
Gundersen's claims about the extreme danger of the spent fuel pool at
Reactor #4.

On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM, Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com> wrote:
> I do not think that this part of the transcript is accurate either - I
> have been slowly transcribing the second of four segments
> G Right.  And what makes Reactor 4 so bad is that it not only has old
> fuel , like Unit 1 has fuel that is like 12 years old and it’s plenty
> cool, but Reactor 4 has one year old fuel that had just been removed
> from the nuclear reactor and is now sitting in that pool.  So if the
> pool were to leak or if the pool were to lose its cooling it would
> either boil dry or run dry quite quickly.  What happens then is that
> the fuel rods get hot enough that the metal called Zircaloy burns in
> air.  It just sucks up oxygen from the air and burns in which case you
> don’t have a melt down, you have got a pyre of radioactive smoke going
> up
> Is there a legitimate concern that Zircaloy would burn with this
> effect if there is loss of coolant in this fuel pool?
> Thanks.
> Roger Helbig

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