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Archive for March 18th, 2011

Fukushima update

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Part of the fun of this reading-between-the-lines and informed speculation business is seeing how right or wrong one is as hard facts start coming out. One of my speculations, that the HPSI pumps didn’t start was wrong. The utility has supplied the IAEA with official INES notices of the events and these contain some hard […]

Posted by neonjohn on March 18th, 2011 under Energy, Nuclear | 2 Comments »

What’s going on at the New York Times

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I’m utterly stunned. I just read an op-ed piece penned by an honest-to-God card carrying nuclear engineer, Michael Friedlander. Not only is Mike a nuclear engineer, he’s a Shift Technical Advisor. He’s one of the guys with the big brass balls. I’m just stunned and flabbergasted that the NYT would run such a quality piece. […]

Posted by neonjohn on March 18th, 2011 under Energy, Nuclear | 1 Comment »

Japanese Nuclear Situation – Followup

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Several people have asked questions, both in comments and in direct email so I decided to write a follow-up post to address some of these things. Nicholas: Very good questions. Could the HPSI systems have failed due to the lower portions of the reactor buildings being inundated with seawater? I assume that these units are […]

Posted by neonjohn on March 18th, 2011 under Energy, Nuclear | 2 Comments »





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