Sunday, August 28, 2011
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So, the above note states "... all cognizant NRR/DSS staff, who would be qualified to serve on the working group for PRM-50-93/95, are otherwise occupied in various capacities responding to the recent events in Japan." Now, there is no reference in the NRC's review of Fukushima that is dated July 12, 2011, that anyone investigated the temperature of the zirconium alloy at which hydrogen formation began. Clearly, the work on PRM-50-93/95 should have been completed a long time ago.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The point of this blog entry is that the assessment of Fulushima Daiichi included data and input from Bettis and KAPL among other sources. Now, there is very little that is publicly disclosed regarding activities at Bettis and KAPL, so it is "interesting" that Bettis and KAPL are among those credited with the following from page 1 of the 15 page report, "Core is contained in the reactor pressure vessel, reactor water level is unknown. The volume of sea water injected to cool the core has left enough salt to fill the lower plenum to the core plate. (GEH, INPO, Bettis, KAPL)."
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The following is from August 10, 2011. The text focuses on medical stuff although the slide below covers the full range of science including chemistry, engineering, physics and several other areas.
Too bad it does not get into the NRC's goofs like Baker-Just, TRACE, etc. I wonder what the Japanese will say when they find out that the Fukushima units took off well below 2200 Fahrenheit.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
NEI held a media briefing on July 13, 2011, to discuss the NRC's 90 day review by its Fukushima task force. Stephen Dolley of PLATTS expressed concern that NRC's risk informed approaches could skew risk analyses and thus place low probability events into a low risk category even though the consequences may be severe. Click on the following to enlarge and use your back arrow to return here.