March 18th, 2011 – Everyone in NRC is getting their emails FOIA’ed by AP – This should be fun

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From: Nosek, Andrew
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 11:36 AM
To: Widrevitz, Dan; Mills, Daniel; Wagner, Brian; Davidson, Evan; Dion, Jeanne; Bernard, Matthew; Whitman,Josh
Subject: BWR Mark I
Interesting quote:
http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2011/-03/18/18climatewire-us-nuclear-plants-to-get-new-safety-reviews-79912.html

General Electric Co. has defended its Mark 1 reactor — the design at the crippled Japanese complex — as a reliable industry workhorse. Tom Cochran, a nuclear physicist and senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council calls the design “demonstrably deficient.”

He says “the diesel generators are in the basement and spent fuel is in the attic, It should have been the other way around.”

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In other news, I understand everyone in the agency is getting their emails (regarding Japan’s accidents) FOIA’ed by the associated press. This should be fun.

 

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AJ Nosek
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Division of Systems Analysis
(301)251-7476

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