Arnie Gundersen is a former nuclear industry senior vice president, he has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in nuclear engineering, he holds a nuclear safety patent, and was a licensed reactor operator. During his nuclear industry career, Arnie managed and coordinated projects at 70-nuclear power plants around the country.
The NRC has consistently used a ZERO probability for nuclear containment-leakage in ALL of its calculations and reviews. For more than six years, in testimony and in correspondence with the NRC, Mr. Gundersen has disputed the NRC’s stand, that containment systems cannot leak. The events at Fukushima have proven that Gundersen was correct. The explosions at Fukushima show that Mark 1 containments will lose their integrity and release huge amounts of radiation, as Mr. Gundersen has been telling the NRC for many years.
On May 26th 2011 the NRC held a special ACRS meeting, Mr. Gundersen was given only 5 minutes to speak. It is quite alarming when an industry expert such as Mr. Gundersen is not listened to by our Federal Regulators. Video of Mr. Gundersen presentation to NRC at Vermont For Evolution - Arnie Gundersen Gives Testimony to NRC ACRS – May 26, 2011