Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Design flaws in Holtec nuclear waste canisters (the ones planned for Kimba South Australia)

“………..As explained by Donna Gilmore of San Onofre Safety:
“Holtec HI-STORM UMAX canister storage systems and all other thin-wall nuclear waste canister storage systems are vulnerable to short-term radioactive leaks and potential explosions and criticalities.  Each canister has roughly as much highly radioactive Cesium-137 as was released from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
These thin-wall “Chernobyl” cans have the following design flaws:

* Vulnerable to short-term cracking and major radioactive leaks
* Cannot be inspected inside or out
* Cannot be repaired 

* Cannot be monitored or maintained to PREVENT radioactive leaks
* No plan for failing canisters.
Holtec proposes to transport thousands of US aging nuclear waste cans across the country to New Mexico and store them in an unproven HI-STORE CIS “Consolidated Interim Storage” facility,…
“. See Handout:  Holtec Storage System Designed to Leak.
https://sanonofresafety.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/designedtoleakholtec-cis-2017-06-24.pdf Read the rest here: https://sanonofresafety.org/holtec-hi-storm-umax-nuclear-waste-dry-storage-system/

Holtec actually admits in a recent presentation that these huge canisters which may be up to 75 ¾ inches in diameter, and up to 213 inches tall are only 1/2 inch thick and the vented protective shell only 1 inch thickhttps://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/conference-symposia/dsfm/2015/dsfm-2015-stefan-anton.pdf…..

HOLTEC IS PRIVATELY OWNED, APPARENTLY BY KRIS PAL SINGH, THOUGH REALLY NO ONE KNOWS. IN THE US THIS MEANS THAT IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY. IN THE PAST, SINGH HAS REFUSED TO GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPENT FUEL CASK SYSTEMS TO THE US GOVERNMENT WHEN IT WAS NEEDED BY THEM TO ESTIMATE COSTS DURING A LAWSUIT. HOLTEC HAS BEEN FINED FOR BRIBING THE TVA. HOLTEC HAS REQUESTED AND GOTTEN WHAT SEEMS LIKE ENDLESS REQUESTS FOR EXEMPTIONS TO THE AGREED STANDARDS FOR PRODUCTION AND PACKING THE SPENT FUEL CASK SYSTEMS. AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF THE SPENT FUEL CASKS ARE NOT EVEN CORRECTLY PACKED AND RECEIVED “EXEMPTIONS”. ON AT LEAST ONE NUCLEAR REACTOR SITE ALMOST ALL ARE IMPROPERLY PACKED. NOTE THAT HOLTEC EVEN TRIES TO CLAIM COPYRIGHT ON INFORMATION WHICH HOLTEC TOOK FROM AN EARLIER US GOVERNMENT FUNDED DOCUMENT. THIS GIVES A TINY IDEA OF WHAT JERKS THEY ARE.  – Holtec Proposal To Bury High Level Nuclear Waste – Teleconference Sign-up Deadline Monday-Written Comments Due End Mayhttps://wordpress.com/read/feeds/4410547/posts/1834518669

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April 22, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Ban all nuclear all together rhats the only solution

    Comment by Lorraine schultz | April 26, 2018 | Reply


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