all the e mails I have been writing all these years this
is hardest one. I still don’t know where to begin.
my thanks to John Flaherty for driving me there and
I said before, the self-congratulating statements from
both sides of the tables, operation of the plants (right)
and prudent oversite practices (left) for the
most part of the evening were of course designed to
impress the public and the press. It never fails.
True to form, The “Sunbeam”
reason I find it so hard to write this is because I was
not at my best., I lost my cool, I got angry and the
longer I looked into the blank stares from both sides of
the room as I recited what I consider
, after they did not deny that a 4th reactor on
examining the ground on which these reactors were
build I found , to my horror that
down to 100 ft reveal no ROCK BOTTOM.
the documents, the drillings are divided by 35 ft
35ft Sand and Gracel
35 ft Gravel and sand
last 35 ft. are described as “Vincentown formation” .
Looking it up I found it is simply more gravel.
they reject the site. NO
simply constructed thousands of cement piling 75
ft into the ground on which now rest 3
nuclear reactors one cooling tower, spent fuel pools and
all necessary auxiliary buildings.
the phenomenon of “liquefaction” namely the
possibility of the soil turning to Jello in case of an
earthquake was under consideration but also dismissed.
I remembered at this point the 7 nuclear reactors in
Regulators and the Regulated Collaborate as we have seen
at Wednesday’s meeting the blame for such plunders end
in a dead end . Who will stand up and take responsibility?
a, private conversation with NRC after the meeting. I
asked the gentlemen: Is there no outrage or concern at the
agency ? With a sad, rather sympatric look he said
:”I was not with the NRC inthose days”
to note here: I asked PSEG if the State of
meansthat the company is allowed to bill the consumer for
all the cost from the beginning, of construction , if the
plant is never finished the consumer not the company
absorbs the loss. Delaware , during the planning of Summit
allowed CWIP, which was my major concern as an intervener
since I knewthat the HTGR was not a working technology at
the time as proven by it’s prototype)
was much more, and maybe more later.
PS: As for press coverage, a few years ago I talked to a New Journal reporter about this problem ,the subsequent article on the reactors he said “she CLAIMS they sit on a mud pile” No Sir had you bothered to check you would have found that I did not “CLAIM” I was stating a fact.