[ 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.

Bates  Estabrooks

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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
Bill Lipton
It's  not about dose, it's about  trust.

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