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Fukushima: Lessons LearnedóConclusion

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A Level 7 Incident After the explosion involving reactor facility 4, the decision was made to evacuate all ďnon-essentialĒ personnel and 650 workers left the site, leaving just 70 to continue the stabilization work. In addition to the three reactors, there was also concern that the spent fuel pools might be losing water thus allowing […]

Fukushima: Lessons Learned (Part Four)

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Explosions As March 12th dawned the reactors continued out of control with the plant largely reliant on the built-in design safeguards to cope with surging pressures and temperatures. †There was a vital need for electricity so that operating parameters could be observed and maintained, if possible.† In addition, aligning valving for water injection or controlled […]

Fukushima: Lessons Learned (Part Three)

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Flying Blind The incoming tsunamis, much larger than planned for, had destroyed back-up electrical generation capability when the diesel generators were swamped and electrical switch gear wetted.† Electricity was vital in order to monitor the conditions within the reactor vessels and to take actions to prevent a catastrophic event. Plant personnel were now faced with […]

Fukushima: Lessons Learned (Part Two)

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Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant The plant is located on the northeast coast of Japan about 120 miles from Tokyo. †It consists of six (6) GE-designed Boiling Water Reactors. †The steam energy from the boiling water is used to drive turbines which create electricity. †The steams cools and condenses back into water for re-use.††The 860-acre site […]

Fukushima: Lessons Learned (Part One)

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Today begins a five-part series on the events which unfolded at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant as workers tried to simultaneously stabilize three out-of-control reactors after the deadly earthquake.† Fukushima will surely stand as one of the most complex emergency events ever as technicians improvised solutions in an attempt to counteract the run-away physics […]

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John Crabbe
IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids
It is called a process in which you don't seem to respect. That in itself lays suspect to your credibility in this matter. You don't se to be able to provide hard facts, just hearsay. The best process to get to the outcome you want is to go through the process. Since this is a…
2015-08-28 23:15:44
Eric Lamar
IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids
Ask my dvp? Lol.
2015-08-28 22:41:34
John Crabbe
IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids
I don't trust Ron nor do I trust you. What I do trust is the union and the system in place to question things. I for one would not be going off a report in the magazine because that does not present the full budget in whole. You can request a copy from the IAFF…
2015-08-28 21:58:36
Joel Kobersteen
IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids
I asked the question exactly like that. I'm sorry you didn't get the answer *you* wanted. You are welcome to call GWMDA at 703-476-5780 and ask them however you wish. Ask for Janice Reardon who is my contact, the Director of Business Development and former Executive Director. The current Executive Director is on extended sick…
2015-08-28 21:28:16
Eric Lamar
IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids
They will not break out MDA income. Listed as part of Non-per cap dues in magazine. Do you trust Ron Kuley, longtime MDA coordinator? He says what I said: IAFF collects $26M for MDA and gets around $1M back. (nickel on a buck) I just said what he said and I‚Äôm not believable? BTW, Ron…
2015-08-28 21:23:16
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