Nuclear Power Plant Oyster Creek Declares Alert

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by benwm, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. benwm


    Video discussion:-

    Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen:-
    "Oyster Creek is the same design, but even older than Fukushima Daiichi unit 1. It’s in a refueling outage. That means that all the nuclear fuel is not in the nuclear reactor, but it’s over in the spent fuel pool. And in that condition, there’s no backup power for the spent fuel pools. So, if Oyster Creek were to lose its offsite power — and, frankly, that’s really likely — there would be no way cool that nuclear fuel that’s in the fuel pool until they get the power reestablished. ... The most important lesson we can take out of the Fukushima Daiichi and climate change, and especially with Hurricane Sandy, is that we can’t expect to cool these fueling pools."
  2. benwm


  3. nitro


    I am actually beginning to believe we should phase out or close down old nuclear reactors.
  4. pupu


    Come on guys, surely climate change and aging nuclear reactors can get along...ebony and ivory and such

    As long as we don't get zombies, we're good
  5. BSAM


    A USA nuclear plant, somewhere, is a disaster waiting to happen.
  6. Yes they can still cool it. They have backup generators, and they can flood it with water. Not that big of a deal.

    I wonder if they would still publish this if a thunderstorm knocked out power in the area.

    Fukushima did not hurt anyone. I wonder how many people know that!!!! :mad:
  7. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Are you a fucking idiot?
  8. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

  9. Nobody was hurt by the reactor either. This was an earthquake.

    I'm not advocating nuclear- only just pointing out that many people's emotional responses with nuclear are wrong, even if nuclear is not the best choice.
    #10     Oct 30, 2012