Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Arnie Gundersen's Latest Video Link

For those of you in Japan and don't read the language and wondering how to get to Fairewinds Associates' English site at all, you can follow this link and see their latest video on Youtube.



Anonymous said...

Their English site is just www.fairewinds.com ... go Arnie, you the man

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

@anon at 8:28PM, the link was for the people in Japan who try to access their English site and by default directed only to the Japanese language site. There are many others who told me that they just cannot access English site from Japan. They type in the English site address, and they land on the Japanese site.

Anonymous said...

Just to say, his most recent video (undated, unfortunately, even on the homepage/in the transcript, but presumably early September) is really excellent, explaining how fuel rods are inserted from the bottom in a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) and therefore there are holes for the melted fuel to leak out from WITHOUT needing to melt through 8 to 10 inches of containment. Watching that, suddenly everything clicked. Highly recommended for its excellent explanation of how BWRs are constructed.

jmdesp said...

Newer BWR reactor do not have as bad a failure mode. That's really a "feature" of Mark I, early 70's, BWR containment vessel.

In the US, many reactors built this way are still running which is mostly the result of the really bad way the opposition between anti and pro nuclear got the industry stranded in midstream. No new reactor built, but older one not stopped either, so we get the worth situation, a lot of really old, built according to standards that would never be accepted for a new reactor today, reactor still running, and economic pressure to keep them running forever, as no newer, more secure one will be built.

To be honest, this is not really the situation in Japan, which may have been during the last 10 years the most active country in the world to build new reactors, and where private companies like Tepco just kept running those reactor to make more money. In Hamaoka, the early Mark 1 generation reactors *had* been closed and replace by a much newer and secure, ABWR design, one.

Anonymous said...

(cr here)

Can people in Japan see (the intense)
"Dial "M" for Meltdown" - by Brian Rich ?

(This needs a Japanese text version...)

Anonymous said...

Radiation Education, Brainwashing or Science?
.. http://youtu.be/JeV0j06jAWA

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