[ RadSafe ] "Communicating with the public and the press"
JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Wed Aug 21 08:30:22 CDT 2013
We know now that a Fukushima type event can happen in Japan,
including a magnitude 9.0 earthquake.
These large magnitude earthquakes happen in Chile, Alaska, Indonesia,
Japan, etc. The Japanese should not build any new reactors along the ocean
shoreline --- inland, sure, why not. I guess they will operate their other
oceanfront reactors for another 20 years or so. Engineer the current plants
according to our new understanding of the systems involved.
Regards, Joe Preisig
In a message dated 8/21/2013 8:47:46 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
estabrookshb at y12.doe.gov writes:
How far beyond the "beyond design basis event/accident" do you design for?
The magnitudes of the earthquake and resultant tsunami were historically
To insist on a design/build to protect against them would not have called
for a "courageous" engineer, but rather a prophetic engineer. So far we
have no degree programs for that skill.
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[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of William Lipton
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 8:38 AM
To: Peter Crane; radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] "Communicating with the public and the press"
(Otto G. Raabe)
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Instead of debating what brand of lipstick to put on the pig, we should
be addressing the real safety issues. You can never explain away
Fukushima or other fiascos.
Compliance with the letter of the regs is not good enough. One engineer
with the competence and courage to insist the emergency generators be
flood protected would have prevented a tragedy that will affect
It's not about dose, it's about trust.
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