By way of introduction :

 

Nuclear Reactor Eaten by Leaky Acid, Again

 

The Davis-Besse nuclear power station on the shore of Lake Erie near Port Clinton, Ohio.

Back in 2002, an Ohio nuclear power plant developed a leak that allowed highly pressurized cooling water containing boric acid to seep out. That acid ate away a football-sized hole into the 6-inch steel lid to the nuclear reactor, leaving the reactor's integrity at grave risk. The cause of the narrowly averted disaster was thought to have been fixed, but the New York Times reports that signs of even more leakage have been showing up again -- again stoking fears of poor safety.

 

“the narrowly averted disaster “ the leak was discovered by accident !!

It looked like this:

 

Which is pretty horrifying. There was only 3/8 of an inch of stainless steel between safety and a repeat of Three Mile Island. Or worse. The incident was labeled a "near-miss"

 

 

 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Nuclear Near-Catastrophe
The New York Times reports:

 

June 7, 2010, 4:24 pm

An Old Nuclear Problem Creeps Back

By MATTHEW L. WALD
….. the acid ate away a chunk of the steel the size of a football, leaving nothing but a thin stainless-.
steel liner to maintain the reactor’s integrity.
The Company assumed it had solved the problem. But now the new vessel head showed the same leakage pattern…….
 
Those of you who been on my list for years know this !!!
 

I generally do not report on the many leaks, spills, “close shaves”  with accidents that occur on a weekly basis.  But in view of the present disaster with the oil spill I want to make one thing very clear.

Today’s News Journal pointed to the many law suits BP will incur if and when this leak is under control.

Nuclear Power is different . This industry is permitted to operate with impunity, protected from paying the  cost of damages and protected from LAW SUITS  by the Price-Anderson Act, passed in 1954. The Act

limits the liability these Companies must carry,

Why ? because no insurance company in the world would insure them and they refused to build these plants without this protection. Who pays…You do. Depending on the accident

 

Viva La free enterprise !!!!!

 

(I must insert here, I was told by the NRC just recently that the fund they carry for payment in case of damages is now at  $9 Billion.  I replied that everyone of my neighborhood pants, and I have  4 wtihin a 35 mile radius . Twin sites which makes it  8 reactors EACH IS LISTED IN THE CRAC-2 REPORT AS CAUSING DAMEGE OVER $ 130 Billion. EACH PLANT, that would make the amount of insurenace needed well over a $trillion.  See below )

 

 the figures of death and destruction

http://www.ccnr.org/crac.html

 

A longer explanation such as ..long term care future deaths  etc,not included;

http://www.nirs.org/reactorwatch/accidents/crac2.pdf

 

 

So, lets get the record straight so that  we will know what we are talking about when the “blame game” starts.

 

The Davis-Besse nuclear power station on the shore of Lake Erie near Port Clinton, Ohio.

Back in 2002, an Ohio nuclear power plant developed a leak that allowed highly pressurized cooling water containing boric acid to seep out. That acid ate away a football-sized hole into the 6-inch steel lid to the nuclear reactor, leaving the reactor's integrity at grave risk. The cause of the narrowly averted disaster was thought to have been fixed, but the New York Times reports that signs of even more leakage have been showing up again -- again stoking fears of poor safety.

 

“the narrowly averted disaster “ the leak was discovered by accident !!

It looked like this:

football-acid-nukes.jpg

Which is pretty horrifying. There was only 3/8 of an inch of stainless steel between safety and a repeat of Three Mile Island. Or worse. The incident was labeled a "near-miss"

 

 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Nuclear Near-Catastrophe
The New York Times reports:

 

June 7, 2010, 4:24 pm

An Old Nuclear Problem Creeps Back

By MATTHEW L. WALD
….. the acid ate away a chunk of the steel the size of a football, leaving nothing but a thin stainless-.
steel liner to maintain the reactor’s integrity.
The Company assumed it had solved the problem. But now the new vessel head showed the same leakage pattern…….
 
Those of you who been on my list for years know this !!!
 

I generally do not report on the many leaks, spills, “close shaves”  with accidents that occur on a weekly basis.  But in view of the present disaster with the oil spill I want to make one thing very clear.

Today’s News Journal pointed to the many law suits BP will incur if and when this leak is under control.

Nuclear Power is different . This industry is permitted to operate with impunity, protected from paying the  cost of damages and protected from LAW SUITS  by the Price-Anderson Act, passed in 1954. The Act

limits the liability these Companies must carry,

Why ? because no insurance company in the world would insure them and they refused to build these plants without this protection. Who pays…You do. Depending on the accident

 

Viva La free enterprise !!!!!

 

(I must insert here, I was told by the NRC just recently that the fund they carry for payment in case of damages is now at  $9 Billion.  I replied that everyone of my neighborhood pants, and I have  4 wtihin a 35 mile radius . Twin sites which makes it  8 reactors EACH IS LISTED IN THE CRAC-2 REPORT AS CAUSING DAMEGE OVER $ 130 Billion. EACH PLANT, that would make the amount of insurenace needed well over a $trillion.  See below )

 

 the figures of death and destruction

http://www.ccnr.org/crac.html

 

A longer explanation such as ..long term care future deaths  etc,not included;

http://www.nirs.org/reactorwatch/accidents/crac2.pdf

 

 

So, lets get the record straight so that  we will know what we are talking about when the “blame game” starts.