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Message Subject *** Fukushima *** and other nuclear-----updates and links
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Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant Declares Emergency in Face of Superstorm Sandy Tidal Surge
[link to www.democracynow.org]

We get an update from Arnie Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president who has coordinated projects at 70 nuclear power plants around the country, about safety conditions at Oyster Creek and Indian Point nuclear power plants. He says Oyster Creek was close to where the center of the storm crossed into New Jersey, and was forced to declare an emergency when the stormís tidal surge came within six inches of flooding water pumps that cool its reactor. Gundersen says many of the plants have old designs that need to be re-evaluated, and could shut down in the coming days as electrical grids see power outages. [includes rush transcript]
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