March 11th, 2011 – Hard time believing US sending water – Hope operators good at improvising

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From: Quails, Phil
Sent: Friday, March 11,2011 2:39 PM
To: McCann, Edward
Subject: RE: japan
I would not bet on anything helping after a 8.9. I hope that the operators are good at improvising.


From: McCann, Edward
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 1:36 PM
To: Quails, Phil
Subject: RE: japan

I hope Japan developed an AIA and Beyond Design Basis Procedures and Incident Plans they would help now.


From: Quails, Phil
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 2:31 PM
To: McCann, Edward
Subject: RE: japan

Probably beyond DBE. How do you design for a 8.9? However, even if DBE was 9, there is a likelihood some multitude of things failed. Offsite power is gone for the forseeable future as the grid is down. I think the weak link is the “median fragility of ceramic insulators in the electrical grid” NUREG CR 4910 (I have a copy from the old days from somewhere).

With an 8.9, if a pipe support or snubber fails, pipe whip would probably cause a LOCA. EDGs must function.

With 8.9 they may not for a whole lot of reasons. I have a hard time believing we are transporting water in to a facility on the coast. I hope the news article is wrong. I saw the story on MSNBC website and I know how accurate their US political reporting of our beloved President is.


From: McCann, Edward
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 1:21 PM
To: Qualls, Phil
Subject: japan

I heard that the US Air Force is going to bring cooling water to the N Plant. Loss of Power loss of diesel generators and cooling systems failed due to earthquake. That is not good. Earthquake beyond design basis?


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