March 16th, 2011 – Gary briefed me before the press rediscovered the issues

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From: Case, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 6:39 AM
To: Csontos, Aladar; Richards, Stuart
Cc: Stevens, Gary
Subject: RE: BWR Mark 1 Containment Issue – Torus

Yes, that would be nice.

— O-r-ig-in al Message —–
From: Csontos, Aladar
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:46 PM
To: Case, Michael; Richards, Stuart
Cc: Stevens, Gary
Subject: BWR Mark 1 Containment Issue – Torus

Mike,
Just need to inform you about potential issues that are starting to make it in the press on the Mark 1 containment.

1) Mark 1 had design issues back in the 80’s that led to lawsuits by licensees and

2) torus corrosion questions regarding reduced stress margins led a contenious debate with ACRS over the Oyster Creek license renewal and others.

Both have tons of publically available reports that may come up while the Japan issues get sorted out especially regarding our 23 Mark 1 BWRs.

Gary briefed me about this before the press rediscovered the issues. If you want a brief tomorrow am, just let me know.

Al

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