[ RadSafe ] Chernobyl and Ft. Saint Vrain

Dan McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 12:33:53 CDT 2015

Oops! You are correct!

I visited the A1 reactor in Slovakia which was CO2 cooled. It was similar
to the MAGNOX reactors in England. And it suffered a partial meltdown in
1977 when someone forgot to remove packing (silica gel) from a fuel

Guess my memory isn't perfect!

Dan ii

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On Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Johansen, Kjell <
Kjell.Johansen at nexteraenergy.com> wrote:

> Dan,
> As I remember, the Fort St. Vrain plant was He cooled, not CO2, designed
> by General Atomics.   It was leak tested with N and no leaks were found.
> Of course, He is a smaller atom and it leaked.  Hence, it was shut down.  I
> do not remember whether or not it was designed as a breeder.
> Kjell Johansen, PhD
> Sr. Nuclear Chemistry Analyst
> Point Beach Nuclear Plant -NextEra Energy
> 6610 Nuclear Rd
> Two Rivers, WI 54241
> Phone 920-755-6869
> kjell.johansen at nee.com
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