March 29, 2011 – Can you help by providing an “expert” on TMI melted fuel removal techniques?

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From: Scott, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 5:08 AM
To: ‘[email protected]
Subject: FW: Potential support for access to damaged cores

Al:

Another item for industry. Can you help by providing an “expert” on TMI melted fuel removal techniques to consult with the Japanese task team addressing the subject?

From: RST06 Hoc
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:48 AM
To: Scott, Michael; RST01 Hoc
Cc: Wiggins, Jim
Subject: Potential support for access to damaged cores

Mike,
I discussed with Jim Wiggins (on-shift ET Director) the question you raised on our phone call, concerning whether NRC has any expertise to assist the Japanese in determining the potential for accessing the damaged cores in Fukushima 1-3.

The NRC was not involved in the work to clean up and remove the damaged core at TMI 2. We believe that DOE may have been involved, but the licensee used a commercial contractor to plan and perform the work.

We both agree that the best source of support for the Japanese on this issue would be to work through the industry consortium. It would seem the best thing for TEPCO to do would be to develop a commercial contract, and the industry consortium is in the best position to advise them on this issue.

Hope this helps.
Please let me know if we can be of further support.

Dave Skeen
On-shift RST Director

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