San Onofre and Other Nuclear Plants’ Mechanical Failures

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom Hartmann.

California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant was unexpectedly shut down after radioactive water was discovered leaking out of the plant’s Unit 3 reactor [resulting in the release of radioactive vapor into the air]. And inspection of the Unit 2 reactor showed unusual accelerated wear in a large percent of the steam generator tubes.

Kevin Kamps said with a cascade of two ruptures in the steam generator, you could have a loss of coolant accident in the core which could lead to a meltdown, which could lead to a China Syndrome, burn through containment, and a catastrophic radioactivity release.

Key replacement parts, including steam generators, have been a problem at other nuclear power plants in the country — yet the Nuclear Regulator Commission approves plants going back on-line with defects.  But wait – there’s more…

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2 Responses to San Onofre and Other Nuclear Plants’ Mechanical Failures

  1. Julie Tully says:

    The time has come to shut them up and shut it down. Julie Tully

  2. Joe says:

    This is a must read and share with all your friends. Flat out scary ! Shut this nightmare down now !,

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