The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) held a special ACRS meeting Thursday May 26, 2011 on the current status of Fukushima. Arnie Gundersen was invited to speak for 5 minutes concerning the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident as it pertains to the 23 Mark 1 Boiling Water Reactors (BWR’s) in the US and containment integrity. Mr. Gundersen was the first engineer to brief the NRC on the implication of Main Steam Isolation Valve (MSIV) Leakage in 1974, and he has been studying containment integrity since 1972. The NRC has constantly maintained in all of its calculations and reviews that there is zero probability of a containment leaking. For more than six years, in testimony and in correspondence with the NRC, Mr. Gundersen has disputed the NRC’s stand that containment systems simply do not and cannot leak. The events at Fukushima have proven that Gundersen was correct. The explosions at Fukushima show that Mark 1 containments will lose their integrity and release hugh amounts of radiation, as Mr. Gundersen has been telling the NRC for many years.

Here is the source page at Gundersen’s Fairewinds Associates. And here is an ongoing discussion at AboveTopSecret.com.

This video is really rather disturbing.

Although we can be deeply dismayed that Mr. Gundersen has been warning the nuclear industry of the failures in their policies and procedures and the resultant threat to all living things therein implied for six years now, it is more disturbing to me to see the utter disdain for this man that was displayed loud and clear by the attendees of this meeting.

The members were told twice to stop interrupting and otherwise disturbing Gundersen’s presentation. They did not. Quite the opposite occurred. Revolting pieces of trash… all those “people.” And I use that term loosely, hence the quotes.

Gundersen was given just five minutes to portray what was quite likey the only testimony at thte entire meeting that had any real significance.

These corporate “people” are in bed with each other and the governments they represent… their entire purpose seemingly to protect the nuclear industry and their precious profits — at all costs. Regardless of the imminent failures looming on the horizon and the subsequent deaths of countless people due to their failures and outright greed.

As the audience here is primarily American, you should note that Gundersen is speaking here primarily of serious reactor safety issues in the US… and you should also be aware that our reactors are a lot less structurally and environmentally sound that the ones in Fukushima that are filling our produce, our water, our rain and our milk with radioactive material even as we speak.

These agencies will not only not listen to facts as is made clear in this video — rest assured that they will not do a god damn thing to protect anyone or anything with the exception of their financial and political well being. Period.

No, they can’t handle the truth — and they certainly don’t want to hear anyone tell them about it.

The implications are… not good.

Just thought you should know.

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