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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:26 PM
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Rep. Markey (D-Mass) releases redacted correspondence with the NRC on reactor core melt
** Markey is pushing hard for a moratorium on nuclear reactor licenses as well as transparency on Fukushima


To download redacted letter pdf google:

nrc_question_regarding_fukushima_unit_2.pdf

From the correspondence:

Based on radiation readings in the drywell and the torus (3340 rem/hour and 91 rem/hour, respectively), the NRC staff speculates that part of the Unit 2 core may be out of the reactor pressure vessel and may be in the lower space of the drywell. Lower radiation readings in the torus suggest that there is not core material in the torus.


------------- Also statement 4/6/2011
http://markey.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&ta...

See Video

April 6, 2011: Statement at Hearing on Nuclear Power Plant Incident in Japan

Statement of Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)
The U.S. Government Response to the Nuclear Power Plant Incident in Japan
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

April 6, 2011


On March 28, 1979, almost exactly 32 years ago, a partial core meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant terrified the nation and caused a full-scale re-evaluation of the nuclear industry in our country.

On April 26, 1986, almost exactly 25 years ago, the meltdown caused by the Chernobyl nuclear power plant spewed highly radioactive smoke all over Europe. Again, the world was appalled, and promised increased safety.

Today, we see that we are just as helpless when faced with nuclear disaster as we were 25 and 32 years ago.
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